YDP hairdressing students under examination 2015
YDP hairdressing students under examination at GDPU, 2015

This project will be for a short period of time, approximately 3 years, and will begin with a pilot scheme in May 2017.

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An Ex-YDP/ GDPU Metalwork student showing off his wares, 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.

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Project Officer carrying out first assessment of an ex YDP business group (Group Enterprise: Electronics)

From those first assessments, three groups will be chosen to pilot the proposed support programme under ECT @ 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

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In the Half London Barbershop of an Ex-YDP GDPU student 2017

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.

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GDPU Offices