November 2013 to 2014
Amount: $9641
Grant by: Internet Society (ISOC)

Other Support: Microsoft: Software worth $17,000, Bank of Uganda: 10 Computers and Orange Uganda: UGX 2 Million for internet data

Project Lead for the project: Providing Internet for the differently abled communities in Uganda” specifically the Uganda Society of the Deaf Vocational training Centre.

The goal of this project is to improve the lives of the differently abled by providing them with computers , internet access and computer skills.

Internet is meant to be for everyone. Every individual around the world ought to be apart of in this experience that has blossomed over the years and has changed the way people think, plan, socialise and carry out their businesses.

However, Internet in Uganda is rather costly therefore the differently abled community cannot afford to have an internet experience. For those who can afford, the internet experience has and is greatly benefiting these communities. Among the benefits, small holder businesses are growing because of the market expansion over the internet.

In the Uganda Society of the Deaf Vocational Training Centre, most of the youth enrolled, have not let the disability of deafness stop them from having a vision and purpose for their lives. They have different abilities and are working towards improving them with a vision that they will be able to earn a living.

The Objectives of the Project included

  • To provide computer hardware access to the differently abled.
  • To provide internet access using wired or wireless for the differently abled.
  • To provide the differently abled with training courses on how to access the internet and use computers.
  • To provide the differently abled with knowledge on how they can promote their goods and services through the internet and earn money.