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
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 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
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
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