Entries by UNAPD

What can I do?

I was born on July 20, 1976 in Buhimba Sub-county, Hoima District. I developed polio in infancy but I survived it though it paralysed my left leg.  I started walking with the help of two crutches at the age of eight years. However, later on, I regained some strength in my legs particularly the right one […]

Cases of violation of the rights of PWDs in Ntungamo district

“Women are raped” Edgar Nyabongo, District Police Commander “The common cases committed against PWDs are assault because people think that PWDs are weak; minor disagreements more especially in business; theft in business and simple robberies. Men also take advantage of women with disabilities and rape them. Some report rape cases when they are already pregnant […]

PWABIs, care givers exhibit at UMA

As many companies from East Africa and beyond flocked into Uganda to participate in this year’s Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) exhibition, UNAPD, through the Labour Market Project, mobilised People with Acquired Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy (PWABIs)  and caretakers to also showcase what they are able to do. Five PWABIs/caretakers participated in the seven-day show which […]

PWABIS hold quarterly meeting

As one of the major ways of bringing People with Acquired Brain Injury and Cerebral Palsy (PWABIs) together to develop themselves, they started to hold quarterly meetings where they shared business ideas and experiences. The first meeting that attracted 20 participants was held in October 2010, where all the 10 Labour Market Project parishes in […]

UNAPD Chairman Hon. James Mwandha dies

Hon. James Mwandha who has been UNAPD Chairman since the founding of the organisation in 1998 has passed on at the age of 73. He died of heart failure on November 10, 2010 in Mulago Hosptital and was laid to rest in Namunyumya village in Iganga district on November 14. UNAPD has dedicated the upcoming […]

Nanyombi: The sportswoman, artist with passion for politics

Nanyombi was born to Mukasa Venansio and Joyce Nambarirwa in Kyebando, a Kampala suburb. She  was born able-bodied and lived up to two-and-a-half years when she suffered from polio that left both of her legs paralysed. That is when she stopped walking and resorted to crawling. “I crawled to school and it was so hectic. There […]

Using disability sports to become a celebrity

Q. Who is Julius Masereka? A. I am an active sportsman in disability sports in Uganda. I come from a sports family. I am 29 years old with clubfoot. Both of my feet are bent towards each other. I was born like that. I play sit ball, sitting volleyball, cricket, table tennis and long tennis. Q. […]

UNAPD members set for training in Denmark

Veronica Banaawa Mubiru and Margret Nanyombi have been selected to go to Denmark for a four-month Global Line course. The two were selected out of four members nominated by UNAPD to attend the course beginning in August 2011. Every autumn since 2000, Disabled People’s Organisations Denmark (DPOD) and the school Egmont Højskolen have offered the Global […]

UNAPD gets new project

UNAPD is set to implement a three-year Membership Empowerment Project after her partners approved the  proposal. The partners to the project are Danish Handcap Forbund (DHF), Danish Brain Injury Association (DBIA) and the Disabled Sports Organisation Denmark (DSOD). The Membership Empowerment project seeks to improve accessibility in schools, improve members’ economic livelihood and promote  participation of PWDs […]

PWDs recount VSLA sucess stories

GRACE MUNGURIEK is a mother of two: a thirteen-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old boy. She has been in VSLA for over three years. She has received and paid back several loans. She belongs to Cancewa group in Nebbi Town Council. The name of her group Cancewa means Poverty Awakened Me! She says no body can persuade […]