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  • Organisation

    Chesire Services Uganda (CSU) implements programmes to improve the quality of life of PWDs in five thematic programme areas;  education, economic empowerment,  advocacy and rehabilitation in over 13 districts. Cheshire Services Uganda works to promote inclusive education in Uganda through the Girls’ Education Challenge project for girls with disabilities in Uganda targeting over 2089 girls with disabilities (GWD) in low-income communities of Kampala since 2008.

    This project focuses on retention and transition of GWDs in school. As a result a total of 2024 girls have been able to be in school thus a retention rate of 96.9% for GWDs in school and out of the 557 project supported girls who sat for primary leaving examinations in the past 3 years, 504 were able to join secondary education, 49 joined post-primary skills training and only 4 failed to join any post-primary education and training for various reasons thus a transition rate of 99%.

    Under economic empowerment, the organisation through various projects supports vocational skills training for over 1500 PWDs in the project districts and provided start up kits and capital toeach one of them thus improving on their livelihoods and household income. As a result PWDs are no longer looked at as a burden butrather as individuals who can contribute to the sustainable development of a community.

    • Organisation

      Chesire Services Uganda (CSU) implements programmes to improve the quality of life of PWDs in five thematic programme areas;  education, economic empowerment,  advocacy and rehabilitation in over 13 districts. Cheshire Services Uganda works to promote inclusive education in Uganda through the Girls’ Education Challenge project for girls with disabilities in Uganda targeting over 2089 girls with disabilities (GWD) in low-income communities of Kampala since 2008.

      This project focuses on retention and transition of GWDs in school. As a result a total of 2024 girls have been able to be in school thus a retention rate of 96.9% for GWDs in school and out of the 557 project supported girls who sat for primary leaving examinations in the past 3 years, 504 were able to join secondary education, 49 joined post-primary skills training and only 4 failed to join any post-primary education and training for various reasons thus a transition rate of 99%.

      Under economic empowerment, the organisation through various projects supports vocational skills training for over 1500 PWDs in the project districts and provided start up kits and capital toeach one of them thus improving on their livelihoods and household income. As a result PWDs are no longer looked at as a burden butrather as individuals who can contribute to the sustainable development of a community.

    • Project

      Access to employment by youths with disabilities project increases access to gainful employment among young People with disabilities in Tororo District by advocating for the implementation of provisions in the above policies and Legislations. Through this project, youths will be rehabilitated and empowered Persons to lead a dignified and productive life. Cheshire Services Uganda supports the promotion of rights of PWD while aiming at influencing inclusive legislation, policies, and programmes. The project also provides models for inclusive development as well as direct lobbying and advocacy for improvement in policy and practice to increase participation of PWD in development.

      The project anchors on the Employment Act (2006); Section 6 (1) states that it shall be the duty of all parties including the Minister, labour officers and the industrial court to seek to promote equality of opportunity with a  view  to  eliminating  any  discrimination  in  employment;  Section  6(3)  declares discrimination  in  employment  unlawful.

      The project envisions creating awareness among employers on disability inclusive employment policies and legislation as a way of promoting employment of youth with disabilities as well as empower youth with disabilities on their rights to employment.

  • Project

    Access to employment by youths with disabilities project increases access to gainful employment among young People with disabilities in Tororo District by advocating for the implementation of provisions in the above policies and Legislations. Through this project, youths will be rehabilitated and empowered Persons to lead a dignified and productive life. Cheshire Services Uganda supports the promotion of rights of PWD while aiming at influencing inclusive legislation, policies, and programmes. The project also provides models for inclusive development as well as direct lobbying and advocacy for improvement in policy and practice to increase participation of PWD in development.

    The project anchors on the Employment Act (2006); Section 6 (1) states that it shall be the duty of all parties including the Minister, labour officers and the industrial court to seek to promote equality of opportunity with a  view  to  eliminating  any  discrimination  in  employment;  Section  6(3)  declares discrimination  in  employment  unlawful.

    The project envisions creating awareness among employers on disability inclusive employment policies and legislation as a way of promoting employment of youth with disabilities as well as empower youth with disabilities on their rights to employment.

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