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Closing the employment gap for women in Uganda

For the last three years, we’ve been working with 250 women with disabilities in Northern Uganda. Catherine Alejo, Programme Manager in Uganda and Tanzania, explains how the project has supported these women in developing their skillsets and starting...

Turning skills to profit

Jane is 20 years old and lives in Northern Uganda. Thanks to the support she received from our livelihoods project, she now runs a thriving hairdressing business.

Dreaming of a new future

Beatrice took part in our livelihoods project in Adjumani district of Uganda. We look at how the project supported her goals and how her homemade beaded bag and purse business is going from strength to strength.

Podcast: Powerchair football refereeing

Joshua Reeves catches up with Nathan Mattick, the first ever wheelchair user to qualify as a football referee in the UK. Nathan talks all about his journey to becoming a referee, the impact of Covid and his hopes for the future.

Podcast: From retail to record label

When Grace Capaldi realised that mainstream employment wasn’t for her, she came up with a radical solution: to run a record label full time and found a recording studio. Here she tells us about that journey to being her own boss, and why the unusual...

The possibilities of advanced assistive tech

Recently, we partnered with the Hay Festival to present a talk between Stephen Fry and Peter Scott-Morgan, who describes himself as the world’s first genuine cyborg. Steve Tyler looks at what these advancements in technology could mean for disabled...

Podcast: The impact of music, subcultures and school

On this episode, we catch up with Niall, who was diagnosed with Asperger's as a teenager. Niall reflects on the impact of school, music and subcultures on his life growing up and shares his views on how he thinks big companies can help close the...

I'm Not 'Disabled But', I am #DisabledAnd

Sophia is a disability rights campaigner. She tells us about her social media campaign #DisabledAnd and her plans for her platform "Ableism and me".

The voices trying to make change

This International Youth Day, Phil Hanks, our Partnerships Manager and Youth Technical Lead, reflects on some of the impressive youth advocates he’s worked with over the years.