This project will be for a short period of time, approximately 3 years, and will begin with a pilot scheme in May 2017.
The pilot scheme will start with an assessment of all those ex Youth Development Programme business groups who trained at Gulu Disabled Persons Union and are still functioning; as of January 2017 that number stood at 15.
From those first assessments, three groups will be chosen to pilot the proposed support programme under ECT at GDPU.
Subject to the pilot study showing that the activities and support provided to the groups is of benefit, then the full project will begin
The pilot will be funded by 2 former VSO volunteers who worked closely with Gulu Disabled Persons Union on the YDP. Funding for the full project will be sought from a wider group of donors, both individuals and established charities principally via Crowdfunding.