Give Income Generation to Youth with Disabilities

by Uhambo Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


All children, including disabled children, have the right to play, learn, and be included. But most children with disabilities in rural areas of Africa do not have the opportunity to explore the world around them. Give older youth with disabilities throughout rural parts of Africa a chance to gain social and livelihood skills through Uhambo's award-winning Ndinogona "I Can" Program that provides training to generate income by making handicrafts, in addition to learning valuable social skills.

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Learning and stimulation is crucial to the development of youth with disabilities. It enables them to be included in the world and realize their full potential. The families of 20 youth with disabilities rely on the 2 Care Center, however most care centers in rural areas of Africa do not offer such opportunities for people with disabilities. Uhambo's successful "I Can" program is designed for younger children, however older youth need this program, too, and have specific developmental goals.


Uhambo, a specialist in the disability sector, will develop a new "I Can" program designed for the older youth population. It will be piloted at the 2 Care Center with youth, their families and caregivers and will provide training to generate income by making handicrafts and growing produce while learning valuable social skills. The program improves responsiveness, reduces sensory & behavioral problems & creates opportunities never imagined! Your donation + a recent MicroGrant will get us there!

Long-Term Impact

This project stems from the findings of a community survey that Uhambo conducted which discovered a severe lack of programming and activities tailored to youth with disabilities. This project will reach further than the 20 youth, their families and the caregivers at 2 Care Center! After piloting it at Vredenburg, Uhambo will bring the "I Can" program to other communities and empower more youth with disabilities to learn new skills, generate income and experience inclusion in their community!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information


Location: Fort Collins, Colorado - USA
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Project Leader:
Lucinda Kerschensteiner
Founding Director
Fort Collins, Colorado United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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