Disability Sign World (DSW)
Kigongi road, Kabale Municipality
Contact person: Sarah Atwebembere
- Commune, community project
- Educational policy/project
- Human rights
- Overnight facilities
- Volunteers are welcome.
DSW is a vibrant organization based in Kabale District, Uganda, East Africa working with Persons With Disabilities to enhance Inclusion.
Through our routine visits to families of Persons with Disabilities, we aim at taking our services to the most disadvantaged PWDs who are unable to find us at our office or any other public gatherings and workshops in town.
Most PWDs are ignorant and lack awareness because they are unable to leave their homes due to the nature of their Disabilities and the unfavorable environment around them.
Their Rights have equally been denied because they are ignorant about them and at times they have no where to raise their voices from.
DSW has come up with such programs of finding these people in their homesteads to share more on their life style and see how best to bridge the gap which has been distancing them from the rest of the people in the communities where they live.
In our routine family visits, we are mostly limited by enough recourses in te
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 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).
We need financial support to change the living conditions of Children with Disabilities. This support can be in form of beddings, clothes and other hygienic equipment like soap, Vaseline, sanitary pads for girls among others.
Persons With Disabilities become more vulnerable in their communities because of their living conditions. They are prone to very many diseases because their hygiene is so poor and attracts diseases so fast than their counter parts,