We are an indigenous childhood Non–government organization in Uganda, established in 1985 committed to recognizing and equalizing the rights of children with disabilities.
USDC’s main aim is to help children with disabilities and their families to access resources and opportunities to enable them achieve their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.
The society currently operates in 14 core districts including Kampala and 11 others districts working in partnership raising public awareness about disability; building government capacity and empowering parents to offer care and protection; advocating for disability policies, programmes and legislation; and through managing and sharing disability information. In all our work, we promote a community based rehabilitation approach (CBR) where we work with affected groups to directly reach out to 98000 children annually.
The CBR approach which is supported by the social model of disability emphasizes the rehabilitation of children with disabilities within their home environment, using locally available resources and with the active involvement of the family members.
Districts of operation
Kampala, Adjumani, Nebbi, Yumbe, Moyo, Arua, Lira, Soroti, Jinja, Masaka, Luwero, Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa, Nakaseke, Nakasongola, Bukwo, Kween, Kapchorwa, Amudat, Nakapiripirit, Napak, Kotido, Iganga, Moroto.
- National union of disabled persons of Uganda
- Uganda Child rights NGO Network
- Forum for Education NGOs in Uganda
- Uganda National NGO Forum
- Child Disability Network
A society in which children with disabilities can grow and develop to their full potential
To promote equal rights and equitable opportunities for CWDs through advocacy, capacity building, and rehabilitation.
- Team work
- Non discrimination
- Transparency and accountability
- Children with disabilities
- Parents of children with disabilities
- Teachers and health workers
- District local government
- Religious institutions
- Cultural institutions
- Civil society and community based organizations
- Policy makers/local/state/National level.