SENTUMBWE RESOURCE ACCESS
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with disabilities. We specialise in service delivery to people with visual impairments.
According to the available data material, there is a discrepancy in the marital opportunities of males and females with visual impairments. Indications are that the latter tend to marry or co-habit with the former. In contrast, men with visual impairments are not so prone to what, for want of a better term, can be referred to as "in-marriage". Read More
2 million Ugandans risk
Jan 17, 2004 MBARARA - More than 2 million people in 21 districts of Uganda are at the risk of contracting river blindness, a Health ministry official has said.
Dr Richard Ndyomugyenyi made the comments on January
15, at a seminar held in Westland hotel here. The official said the affected
districts are Kisoro, Kabale, Rukungiri, Bushenyi and Kasese. Others are
Kabarole, Kyenjonjo, Kamwenge, Kibaale, Hoima, Masindi, Kanungu, Nebbi, Arua
and Yumbe. Also at risk are the residents of Moyo, Adjumani, Gulu, Apac,
Mbale and Sironko districts.
© 2004 The Monitor Publications
A Factor for Empowerment Initiatives
In both the so-called developed and developing countries of the world,
people's opinions of disability greatly influence the social and economic
aspirations of people with disabilities. Understanding the nature, form
and cause of held opinions on disability should, therefore, be a crucial
prerequisite if initiatives that aim at empowering people with visual
impairments are to be of used to the intended beneficiaries.
The Effects of Education and Rehabilitation on The Life Situation of Blind People in Uganda
By Nayinda Sentumbwe
Thesis submitted for the cand. polit. Degree Dept. of Social Anthropology University of Oslo, October 1990.
Education is for
most people, a means to an end; namely, the acquisition of knowledge and
skills that will guarantee a good secure job with prospects for upward
occupational and social mobility. In 1987, a Social anthropology
student focused on six life histories to
explore the kind of life opportunities visually impaired people in
Uganda experience as a result of participating in educational and/or
- FINAL REPORT ON THE SPORTING WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENT PROJECT
Between 1995 and 2000, The Mobility and Rehabilitation programme for People With Visual Impairments was carried out in Uganda. The goal of the programme was to improve the lives of people with visual impairments through provision of competence for participation in relevant economic, social and cultural activities in the local community. As part of the programme, the International Blind Sports Federation and the Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education carried out the Sporting with Visual Impairment pilot project in the country between 1998 and November 1999. During this period, 15 blind sport instructors were trained, the activities introduced to 11 schools, 266 children and adults participated in three national events and not least, blind sport interest bodies including the Uganda Blind Sport Association (UBSA) established. Both during the conceptualisation and implementation processes of the project, the relevance of sport as a tool for the development and empowerment of People with visual impairments was clearly emphasized by all stakeholders of the MBR Programme.
Then there are simple things like
reading a number on a business card, sorting printed papers on the desk and
reviewing old reports, which you might not find on
the hard drive. All these things increase speed, proficiency and
satisfaction with oneself.
This new “toy