We have been working in Uganda since 1984 , supporting children with disabilities and their families to fulfil their potential.

Uganda Society for Disabled Children

Uganda Society for Disabled Children

Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC) is committed to recognising and equalising the rights of children with disabilities in Uganda.

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Many people living with disabilities in Uganda continue to face stigma and discrimination, and in northern Uganda, 80% of people with disabilities were identified as living in chronic poverty.

We are trying to change this.

In the last five years...


Teachers Trained

We have trained 1,867 teachers in child-to-child approaches for disability inclusive learning.


Parents Registered

We have registered 4,203 parents of children with disabilities into parent support groups.


Children Enrolled

We have supported 1,899 children with disabilities to enrol into mainstream inclusive education.

What we are proud of

We are very proud of our work in northern Uganda, where we have developed a combined early identification and Individualised Education Plan tool with Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC). We know that children with disabilities are at an increased risk of being left behind in school when their needs are not properly identified and addressed. Early detection of their needs therefore facilitates appropriate support and ensures better outcomes for children with disabilities.

Working with USDC and teachers from several schools, this resource has enabled us to increase in the number of children identified with additional learning needs in communities, with teachers better equipped to develop individualised plans to achieve their personal learning objectives. Crucially, this has supported children with disabilities to progress to higher classes as school, ensuring more children stay in school and be more likely to transition to further education.


Luke's Story

Luke was born blind, and for the first 5 years of his life never left his mother's side. He was completely dependent and attached and couldn’t develop any communication skills.

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Together, we can transform the lives of some of the most vulnerable children.

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