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Uganda Society for Disabled Children

Uganda Society for Disabled Children supports children with disabilities and their parents access the resources and opportunities they need to achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC) provide medical and educational support to individual children, working closely with their families and their communities, as well as partnering with government staff in the health, community and education sectors.

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USDC uses an innovative model of working through a national network of Parents Support Groups (PSGs) which enables parents to be more involved in changing the lives of their children. USDC also run Child Rights Clubs (CRCs) and a comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programme.

Since being founded in 1984, over 250,000 individual children with disabilities have been assisted in their rehabilitation. USDC also does a huge amount of work raising public awareness about disability and lobbying for change. They currently operate in 18 districts raising public awareness, building government capacity and lobbying the government for disability-inclusive programmes and legislation.

Able Child have been working with Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC) since 1984 supporting children with disabilities in Uganda. USDC were one of the founding members of the Able Child Africa Network in 2023.

Able Child Africa’s organisational development support to my team and their ongoing sharing of ideas has helped us come up with new ideas that we have implemented, ideas that we would not have thought of.

– Dolorence Were, Director at USDC

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