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Uganda Parents of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (UPPID)

Entebbe, Uganda
Joined July 2020

our organisation operates in 39 districts of Uganda aiming at supporting,advocating for inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families to attain improved standards of living.

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Other

About us

UPPID was founded in 1997  and registered as a non governmental organization in 1998 to advocate for their rights of persons with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs), work towards giving a voice and  uplift the welfare of PWIDS  by giving them a chance to enjoy their human rights enshrined in the UNCRPD and  the Constitution of Uganda. The organization advocates for full inclusion of PWID as equal citizens and participants in all aspects of life.

Parents pay a very important role in creating a positive attitude towards PWIDS through sharing experiences and information on intellectual disabilities and how people with such disability can be resourceful. PWIDS have the right to fully participate in their community and be treated with dignity and respect.

Share Objectives:

  1. To strength the capacity of UPPID  to effectively deliver on its mandate.
  2. To lobby and advocate for rights of PWIDs  based on CRPD.
  3. To promote self-advocacy of PWIDs
  4. To enhance socio-economic empowerment of PWIDs and their families.
  5. To provide a forum for exchange of information, experiences and advice for parents, member organizations and affiliates with regard to care and training of persons with intellectual disabilities

Our Vision and mission respectively are “an inclusive society where PWIDS and their families have equal access to opportunities” “To support and advocate for inclusion of PWIDS and their families to attain improved standards of living”.

Our shared values:

-Unity of purpose

-Love, empathy& care for all

-Respect and equality

-Inclusion in action

-Accountability &and transparency

-Exemplary

-A voice for the voiceless

Membership is open to organization and persons whether legal or natural partnership, Non-governmental organization or other body whether corporate or not which are carrying out or involve in activities aimed at improving the life situation of people with intellectual disabilities

 

 

 

People Associated With This Organization

Jacob Atadan

Uganda  
Uganda Parents of Persons with...
Joined July 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Economic Empowerment, Education, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Other
My name is Jacob Atadan the Executive Director Uganda Parents of Person with Intellectual Disabilities (UPPID). Am a trained social worker with experience in special needs education, advocacy in human right, psycho-social counseling now for years. As the ED am charge with the role of overseeing the day to day operations of the organisation in an endeavor to sit to it that the organisation archives its main objectives of promoting and protecting right of persons with intellectual disabilities. By joining this network we intend to share experiences with other actors, have access to resources to support our organisational cause and also expand our network of cooperation.
Jacob Atadan is the network champion (main point of contact) for Uganda Parents of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (UPPID).

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