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?

Any further sporting achievements to celebrate? Members of Gulu PWDs electronics went to the national competition in Mbarara in September with great results. Ocira Richard, a member of the group, won the National Wheelchair 100 metres in Mbarara and has now gone to Berlin to represent Uganda in the Wheelchair Marathon, the first ever Ugandan… Read More

Back to Gulu: Pilot Phase Evaluation

  Recently, at Gulu Disabled Persons Union itself, we sat down with Ojok Patrick (Gulu Disabled Persons Union co-ordinator and ETC at GDPU Project Leader) and Musema Faruk (ETC at GDPU Project Officer) to discuss the end of the Pilot Phase. From a snowy UK and temperatures well into the minus to 37 degrees in… Read More

Next Steps: ETC@GDPU in October; why fixing the gaps matters and more excitement from Gulu PWD Athletes

Breaking News As I was writing this report, Faruk (the ETC@GDPU project officer) emailed us to say that Gulu PWD Athletes have been in the national news again, this time for a major wheelchair marathon. On 12th November, two members of the ETC@GDPU pilot group: Gulu PWD Electronics, competed in the MTN and UAF Wheelchair… Read More

Next Steps: ETC@GDPU in September

Highlights of the month Gulu PWDs Electronic and other members of Gulu Wheelchair Basketball Team took part in a National Sport Gala for Persons with Disabilities organized by Uganda Paralympic Committee and won! See this earlier post. Members taking part in ETC@GDPU report significant increase in income as a result of their training An in-depth… Read More

Gulu PWDs Electronic win again

Wheelchair basketball has long been a feature at GDPU. From 25th to 30th September 2017 Gulu PWDs Electronic, one of the three pilot groups on the ETC@GDPU project, along with other members of Gulu Wheelchair Basketball Team took part in a National Sport Gala for Persons with Disabilities. The Gala was organized by The Uganda… Read More

Next Steps: ETC @ GDPU in August

During August, the ETC @ GDPU Project Officer and Project Leader followed up on business plan development, record keeping and conflict management making sure that they were being implemented by each business enterprise. A busy training programme continued and proposed activities for September look equally focused. Training Skills training were offered in Hairdressing, Electronic Repair… Read More

Next Steps: ETC @ GDPU in July

The ECT @ GDPU team have been very busy in Gulu and Acet this month carrying out the first training sessions on areas of weakness identified by the pilot groups themselves. These groups included Nyeko Rac Hairdressing and Cosmetology and 6 Members of Gulu Pwds Electronics Repair & Maintenance, Rwot Aye-Twero and Kica Pa Rwot… Read More