Enhancing the Capacity of Persons with Disability is a UK charity registered in June 2018. The registered charity number is 1178779.
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ETC of PWD:
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What is ETC of PWD for?
The purpose of this charity is the relief of poverty of persons with disability in Northern Uganda. This will be done by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, psycho-social support, business support and grants designed to enable individuals to achieve sustainable and self-supporting livelihoods.
Who will benefit?
Beneficiaries will be those people with disability:
- Who require training to develop the skills to become employed or self-employed.
- Who have set up small businesses/become self-employed but require further support to become economically sustainable and resilient
ETC of PWD will work in Northern Uganda, predominantly in Gulu and surrounding districts, by developing projects, typically of 6-9 months duration, delivering training, mentoring, psycho-social support and business support to individuals and groups.
ETC of PWD will design/develop project plans based on the experience and evaluations of similar projects and the pilot project that has now completed.
The projects developed follow the sequence outlined below:
The projects will be delivered by organisations in Northern Uganda.
Gulu Disabled Persons Union
Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) is a Uganda registered charity and is the Gulu District organisation recognised by the local government as the advocate for persons with disability in the area.
Through this project, aimed at disabled youth who had already established their own businesses, GDPU delivered or assisted in the provision of education, training, psycho-social support, business support and grants designed to enable individuals to achieve sustainable and self-supporting livelihoods.
Subsequent to the success of the ETC@GDPU project and the ETC of PWD trustee visit to Gulu in February 2020, the Vplus@GDPU programme began in November 2020 by making the GDPU site Covid 19 secure. The full vocational training programme for 52 disabled youth started in January 2021. The first cohort of VPlus trainees graduated on 10th November 2021 and subsequently moved on to six months Post Training Support. Cohort Two of the VPlus training programme recruited trainees in December 2021 and started training in January 2022.