Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC) was founded in 1985 and registered with the NGO bureau under No. INDR 3313898NB. It began by providing small–scale welfare help to disabled children and their families, later adopting a Community–Based Rehabilitation (CBR) approach and to date embraces the social model of disability. USDC is a leading childhood disability focused organization in Uganda, reaching over 12,000 children with disabilities (CWDs) annually. USDC offers a holistic package to CWDs, believing that every child is unique and deserves an individual rehabilitation plan to attain their full potential. Parents take centre stage in the rehabilitation of CWDs through PSGs while child participation is fostered through the Child Rights Clubs and other fora whenever available.
USDC operates in 14 core districts of Adjumani, Nebbi, Yumbe, Arua, Lira, Soroti, Jinja, Masaka, Kampala, Luwero, Hoima, Masindi, Buliisa and Kikuube. In addition, USDC operates in partnership with others to reach other districts of Uganda. For example, worked with ActionAid to deliver a project on reducing violence against children and women in Kapchorwa, Bukwo, Kween and Amudat districts ending in 2016. USDC also implemented a 4–year partnership project with Save the Children in Uganda code named Integrated Right to Reading And writing Participation Programme (IREAPP) in 11 districts of Karamoja and central Uganda which would up in 2017.
We empower Parents of Children with Disabilities to support their children lead better lives.
Outcome 1: Increased commitment of government in implementation of Inclusive Education.
Outcome 2: Improved capacity of parents to respond to health and learning needs of CWDs.
Outcome 3: Increased commitment of government to inclusive health.
Outcome 4: CWDs demonstrate comprehensive learning that facilitates their development
and transition across different education levels.
Outcome 5: Enhanced capacity of community and government structures to protect rights
We recognise our partners like CEWARN funded by EU, UNWomen, WPHF, Bread for the World, Comic Relief, Marr Munning through Able Child Africa, Motivation International and Open Society in East Africa (OSIEA), all the 14 Local Governments and parents Support Groups we work with. Ministry of Education, MoH, MoGLSD and the disability fraternity and CSOs who share our vision