Disability Sign World (DSW)
Kigongi road, Kabale Municipality
Contact person: Sarah Atwebembere
- Educational policy/project
- Human rights
- Social policy/disabled persons
- Volunteers are welcome.
We are currently collecting donations for ANKUNDA JUNIOR
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
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.
To dignify all persons with disabilities.
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).