The etc@gdpu project officer and GDPU Guidance Counsellor, Musema Faruk, has also been working on a liquid soap making project for people with disabilities in Gulu and the surrounding area. So that they can not only access soap themselves and provide it at cost price to others, but also earn something in these very difficult… 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
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
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 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
Next Steps: June Report for ETC @ GDPU
The ETC @ GDPU project officer (Musema Faruk) has come back with his June report detailing the very first pilot group Knowledge Sharing meetings, an exciting step forward. In summary, there were two meetings, one in Acet about 30 miles out of Gulu town, with Hairdressers and Sweater Weavers,. The other was in town at GDPU… Read More
Still Pushing On: three key questions for ETC @ GDPU
Still Pushing On: three key questions for ECT @ GDPU What do you need to set up a small business and keep it going? What do you need to run a sustainable small business in Gulu District, Northern Uganda, East Africa? What do you need succeed in a small business in that district if you are… Read More