Linkages between poverty and ill health indicate that poverty is at the root of much of the ill health witnessed in society today. Our interventions this year were seeking to enhance the quality of life people living with disabilities (PWDs) through meeting their needs and ensuring inclusion and participation with a community based rehabilitation strategy. The project supported individual isolated PWDs with special needs to access corrective and therapeutic rehabilitation by paying for their surgeries and in some cases post-surgery follow up.
Matters of increasing inclusion and participation are at the forefront of the interventions targeting PWDs. ISP UGANDA has embraced the same strategy and supported a couple of youngsters with disabilities to access formal and specialized skills training in order to enable them support themselves or make meaningful contributions to the sustainable income generation for themselves and that of their families.
In cases where the direct beneficiaries are not able to carry out any activities due to the nature of their disabilities, their care takers were trained in entrepreneurship skills and facilitated to start and run meaningful home based income generating activities.
In a related intervention we distributed wheelchairs to individual PWDs, while on an institutional level support was food distributions and funds for medical care was to Kiwanga Daughters of Charity Children’s Home, Kireka Home for People with Special Needs, Mapeera Bakateyamba and Mubende Rehabilitation Centre.