Rights advocacy is a cross cutting programmatic area for ICD. We endeavour to put rights at the forefront of our development and inclusion agenda by making reference to antiquity, laws, policies, legislations and legitimate undertakings. This also involves making reference to the global development agenda and the commitments thereof and, trends. Minority rights are a key concern to us even when cultures tend to be silent or repressive of them.
The project was implemented in 20 schools including 4 special needs units in Bugiri and Mayuge with funding from Rotary International Britain and Ireland. 1,118 children with disabilities (615 boys and 503 girls) were enrolled between 2015 and 2017 in addition to the 219 (121 boys and 98 girls) who were existing in the project schools. The project provides a low resource model for inclusive education whilst maintaining special needs and specialist education for learners with all impairments. We work with already established government schools to implement the OVC+ model in ensuring that learners get adequate education and training. Read more................
We support economic empowerment of PWDs to enable them lead a self-reliant and independent life in their communities. This is done through equipping PWDs with Skills that promote their employability both in formal and informal sectors. With support from Multi-Community Based Development Initiative (MUCOBADI), ICD implemented a 2-year alternative livelihood project with commercial sex workers and young men who hitherto dealt in fuel syphoning in Naluwerere.
We support and promote access to safe water and sanitation to PWDs in Schools and communities. ICD in 2012 received a grant from the Belgian Technical Cooperation to implement a water project at St Ann Busowa Primary school and the vocational training Institute and, the neighboring communities.
We work with an array of Rehabilitation Service Providers (RSPs) to support holistic habilitation and rehabilitation for PWDs. Our rehabilitation support includes;surgeries, mobility orientation, counseling, provision of assistive/mobility devices to especially children and young people with disabilities to enable them fully participate in development programmes in society and; training in activities of Everyday living such as toileting, feeding and bathing among others.
It is called the novel Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)
It is an absolute war – that is how it has been described in our communities
Everything seems to be catching people un-aware and having a devastating toll on incomes, health and wellness
Our communities have not had any preparation even amidst the call for social distancing and staying at home. The basics such as water (which is a gendered need) and soap are nowhere to be seen and our governments seem reluctant to provide such essential commodities.
It is our appeal that we respond to our community needs but particularly the health needs of older persons and persons with disabilities.