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