As a child and adolescent your task is to prepare to be a fully functioning adult. As a young or mature adult your tasks are to have a family and to provide for them. As an elder your tasks are to provide wisdom to family and community. At each stage, the trend persons with disabilities live make it more or less possible to be productive and contribute to the family, community and society.
Our economic situation represents the noticeable realities of an individual's life, including economic security, employability, level of vocational training and education, and the possibility of accessing health care. Economics greatly affect a PWD's physical and psychological health, and negative economic situations make socio economic reintegration very difficult. Currently our members do their personal petty trade, hair dressing, technician work having benefitted from Gulu Disabled Persons Union Youth Development Programme (YDP) sponsored by Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO) in 2015.
Whatever all of the athletes are stuck with right now is just hand to mouth and we will have to find a way to up their individual earning to boost their morale in participating in the adaptive sports activities.
Uganda Wheelchair Basketall Association (UWBA) received €3500 from German former Olympians Mr Dieter Schneider (1984, 1988, Fencing) and Mr Thomas LURZ (12 Times World Titles Open water swimming and 2 times Olympic Silver) to produce 10 sets of locally modified sports wheelchair in 2015.
The design of our sports wheelchair product was nearly flawless, but the manufacturing methods used were time-consuming. Also, the machined components were not perfectly precise or accurate, but this could be corrected with repetition. Excluding significant losses due to a sum of small inaccuracies or unforeseen design flaws in the modification, our wheelchair should function appropriately on both indoor and outdoor court. After a little modification of with Aluminum forks to hold the castor sports in collaboration with MRC, the 10 Sports chairs wheelchairs where donated to the Chieftaincy Mubende Rehabilitation Centre (CMRC).
Sports Wheelchair Donation to Chieftancy Mubende Rehabilitation Centre 2018
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