The Project will train and provide start up loans to 180 mothers of deaf children who are unemployed in rural Uganda. The small businesses include: goat rearing, vegetable growing, chicken rearing, mushroom growing, tailoring and small scale shop. The training will include: Business skills, Planning, Market Research, and value added production. By learning a marketable skill the mothers will generate income and lift themselves out of poverty to sustain their deaf children in education
NAPADEC is working is areas where communities hold negative beliefs about deaf children. Many parents cannot afford payment of school fees to sustain the deaf child in education. There is little involvement of fathers in the upbringing of their deaf children and most cannot communicate effectively with them. This project aims to improve the economic capacity of 180 mothers of deaf children and engage 100 fathers in order to improve the livelihoods of their deaf children in 6 districts in Uganda
This project will support training and start up business activities for 180 unemployed women who are parents of deaf children. The women have chosen activities according to location as follows: 40 women will rear goats (Goats will provide milk, kids for sale and home consumption); 60 women will rear chicken for eggs); 80 women will do tailoring for business. All 180 women will grow vegetables in addition. The sustainable incomes will support deaf child education and improve inclusive families.
The project will train and support 180 mothers of deaf children with business skills for sustainable income to lift themselves out of poverty and be able to support their deaf children education and in a way contribute to healthier lives of the family. The improved economic capacity of the mothers, quality education for deaf children together with father involvement will promote inclusive environments for deaf children in Uganda