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 in social activities like sports.
It was noted that inaccessible school facilities is one of the major reasons why many children with disabilities don’t go to school or drop out . Therefore UNAPD seeks to address this challenge by advocating for improved accessibility in schools.
UNAPD will also promote ways of improving her members’ economic and social living conditions.
The project also seeks to promote disability sports and UNAPD will support members to form many sports teams and organise various disability sports competitions.
UNAPD was inspired to promote sports countrywide following success of many members who are playing for national teams like sitting volleyball, sit ball, cricket, table tennis, weight lifting and swimming.
It will be implemented in 12 districts that are yet to be selected. Three districts will be chosen from each of the four regions of Uganda.