The lock down in Gulu is being eased slowly. Public transport started up again on June 4, shops have reopened and Government is enforcing the use of face masks in public. The World Health Authority reported 808 Corona virus cases in Uganda on 12 June, but no death has been registered so far. As Ojok Patrick Co-ordinator… Read More
Pushing on well: new initiatives after lockdown at GDPU
The level of Corona Virus infection in Gulu is, so far, low compared for example to the UK. The World Health Authority reported a total of 808 Corona virus cases in Uganda on 12 June,and 60-70 in Gulu itself and apparently no deaths. But, the lockdown has caused severe hardship for those who had no safety… Read More
Covid 19: How are they pushing on at GDPU?
We have been in contact with Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) during the lockdown. Although GDPU has been closed for most of the time, it is now starting to reopen. What follows is from the emails and messages we have had from them so far. As Ojok Patrick GDPU co-ordinator said at the start: “The… Read More
Pushing on well: exciting possibilities next for ETC@GDPU?
ETC@GDPU was a support project for youth with disability who have already had some vocational training. So, the obvious next question is: what about the young people with similar needs in Gulu and surrounding area who have not been trained? The aim of the annual ETCof PWD trustees trip to Gulu and Gulu Disabled Persons… Read More
Pushing on well: what has been learned?
The ETC@GDPU project is drawing to a close. It was set up to give support to young people with disability who had already received some vocational training and had started their own business. As we all know, in any context, those first years of running your own business, earning your own living are hard, you… Read More
Pushing on well: exciting times and our return to Acet
If it’s February it must the annual ETCof PWD trustee trip to Gulu and District. Visiting Northern Uganda to see the ETC@GDPU project, the business groups and individuals we have been supporting in their search for independence, a sustainable business, respect and dignity. Nyeko Rac, the hairdressers group way out of Gulu in Acet, on… Read More
Exciting Times: How Are Things Pushing On at GDPU?
How are things pushing on at GDPU (Gulu Persons Disabled Union) and for the young businesses being supported there? Sport and or Work? Exciting times for the Gulu Wheelchair Basketball Club, they soundly beat the Kampala team at the National Paralympic games in Mpigi in September and, after training in Kampala will go on to… Read More
Back to Gulu part two: Annual Trustees Meeting
Gulu Disabled Persons Union Meeting After our visits to business enterprises in Gulu, Paicho, Acet and Koch Li, our meeting in Gulu with GDPU included the Chairman of the Board, the Treasurer the GDPU Co-ordinator and the Project Officer. It was a genuinely productive discussion about what we have all learned so far and where the… Read More
Back to Gulu: how has the project been pushing on?
Well, we’ve been back to Gulu again, taking two of the new trustees from ETC of PWD this time. We were bringing together the strands of the project so far and thinking about where this accumulated knowledge should take everyone involved. There were: Visits to the field with Musema Faruk the project officer from Gulu Disabled… Read More
How have they been pushing on at GDPU?
What does progress look like in this type of (very) small scale development context? Where does long lasting improvement come from and how can you recognise it? We are now coming to the end of Phase Two of our project, ETC@GDPU (Enhancing the Capacity of Persons with Disability) it provides skills training and business support for… Read More