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Disability Sign World (DSW)

Kigongi road, Kabale Municipality
37210 Kampala
Uganda

Contact person: Sarah Atwebembere

+256703227125
info@disabilitysignworld.org
https://disabilitysignworld.org
https://www.facebook.com/disabilitysignworld/?ref=page_internal

Topics

  • Educational policy/project
  • Human rights
  • Social policy/disabled persons
  • Volunteers are welcome.

News

We are currently collecting donations for ANKUNDA JUNIOR

Donation Link
https://www.givingway.com/campaign/ca9ec9


He is 14 years from Kacuro village, Kyanamira sub-county, Kabale District.

He was born normal like any other child, a few days after birth fell sick and was put on Oxgyen for one month until he got some improvement.

They were discharged from the hospital and went home to continue with recommended medication from the hospital.

Being the first born, his sickness cost them a lot of money and they sold almost what they had to bring his life back to normal which was not possible.

Through his growth and development, they realized he couldn’t talk, walk, stand, hold things but can hear properly.

He moves on his knees.
He is never dressed in trousers because he can’t undress himself while going for toilet.
He only puts on t-shirts.

His Mother Kesande Sheilla says Junior feeds on only soft food like rice, fish, greens, bread and soft drinks which is

About us

Disability Sign World (DSW) is a registered indigenous NGO in Uganda whose aim is to promote the human rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs), increase on social economic integration, empower and support PWDs in income generating activities (IGAs) to live independent lives in their societies.
It was established and registered in 2019 as a non- profit organization working with PWDs alongside vulnerable and street children in Uganda to enhance inclusion.
DSW works with people with all forms of disabilities in Uganda, We partner with ALL organizations, Human Rights institutions, government and the local communities.
We also work hand in hand to break down barriers that deny disabled people their basic rights.

Mission
To dignify all persons with disabilities.

Vision
Transferring lives of persons with disabilities into a better world.

The Objectives of DSW
• To reduce on social exclusion of PWDs to achieve integration in the main stream development programs.
• To advocate for the full rights of PWDs in a unified voice of improved livelihoods.
• To lobby for provision of educational opportunities and facilities for PWDs and to encourage them to attend school, further studies, vocational training, refresher courses, seminars and other educative opportunities.
• To strengthen partnership with other stakeholders in development for purposes of information sharing, leverage of resources and network.

What we do
• Stand out & speak for the Rights of PWDs
• Fighting marginalization to bridge the gap between the PWDs and the society from being excluded.
• Lobbying and Advocacy on the human rights of PWDs to be implemented in the development programs
• Promoting quality inclusive education through provision of scholastic material and scholarships
• Sports for PWDs to raise their self-esteem, pride, confidence and identification of talents.
• Strengthening partnership with other stake holders to uplift the lives of PWDs.
• Women Empowerment and livelihood, this calls for joint support and effort from different stakeholders to uplift the PWDs from their poverty levels and include them in economic development programs.

Sarah Atwebembere is the Executive Director of Disability Sign World (DSW).

A smile after receiving a donation
Training Mother of Grace on how to use Sanitary washable pads
Family visits for PWDs
Kikungiri Rehabilitation home in Kabale where over 70 PWDs live in the behind structure . The structure is leaking and needs renovation.
Sharing a word and restoring hope to PWDs is therapy
Bernard 36 years a double orphan.. her sister is the one taking care of him. He sleeps in the house alone in the neighborhood of his step-mother. His biggest challenge is a wheelchair chair and beddings since he sleeps on a mat. He needs our support to live a better life.
Meet the young Disabled children, share with them and listen to their challenges
Some parents have low esteem in the communities where they live because they are looked at as being cursed because they have got children with disabilities.
Born normal, later got an accident while going to school and since then his lower parts of the body got serious damage up to date. The wheelchair he was given is under bad condition. He stays with the grand mother who finds difficulties in his mobility movements.
Interacting with the Deaf children at Ntinda school for the Deaf
Meet grace 20 years staying with her mother
Support education of PWDs by provision of scholastic materials
We visit and do monitoring to children with disabilities at their schools
Three children (Doreen, Joseph & Keneth) all with different disabilities. Their Mother go through tough situation to manage the 3 at home. Visiting her and talking to her bringing more hope regardless of how the community perceive it.
Giving Junior soap to improve on his hygiene
Easter outreach at Kikungiri Rehabilitation home
Chairperson LC3 Kabale Municipality addressing PWDs
Looking at Alex you may think he can see, he got blind in 2016 and dropped out of school. His parents cannot support him to attend school for the Deaf. Alex loves to be at school...combined efforts!! We need to support him go back to school and acquire quality inclusive education
Giving out sunscreen lotion to Treasure
Mugegwa can’t talk, move or support himself to eat. His disability developed afew months after birth when he suffered from Celebral Malaria and was put on oxygen for 1 month. He is 6 years old.
We managed to get Alex a white cane with the support of Miss Anne Counselor of Disability in Kabale , with the LC1 Chaiman and the community members
Junior smile after receiving a gift package with DSW
John one of our beneficiaries with his Mother at their home in Rwakashande. They call upon well wishers to renovate their house which is almost falling
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