Village Savings and loan Association Training at Acet center Omoro District August 2017 for Front Page
Village Savings and Loan Association pilot training session at Acet centre, Omoro District, August 2017

“I am now seen as business person and not as a disabled person”

(Akera Robert, digital repair in Gulu)

ETC@GDPU (or ‘Enhancing The Capacity at Gulu Disabled Persons Union’) is a project that provides capacity building through GDPU. Businesses already set up by young people with disability can become more profitable and more sustainable, The group members can improve their own livelihoods and the lives of their families and their community; gaining dignity and respect.

Discover their progress on our Blog 

Akera Roberts, individual Businesss Enterprise on the pilot programme

ETC@GDPU was set up by the charity ETC of PWD. For much more about the project and the background to it, please look at the tabs above.

The first ETC @ GDPU pilot skills training session in Gulu, June 2017


With your help we can support Gulu Disabled Persons Union in training young people to become successful and respected.

The ETC @ GDPU project started in Gulu in May 2017 and was privately funded during the pilot and subsequent phases, It is now drawing to a close.

Vplus@GDPU is the next major development, it started in November 2020. Inspired by ETC@GDPU, this is a full vocational training programme for 50 disabled youth, with significant extra support. Individual donations to keep this programme going are particularly welcome, please visit the Donations page.

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GDPU Open Day 2015