On Tuesday may 10, 2022, Humphrey Nabimanya the C.E.O of Reach A Hand Uganda held a meeting to announce his intentions for Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries.
The meeting that was attended by , the woman M.P representing persons with disabilities, Laura Kanusu and Denis Ouma, Chairperson Spinal Injuries Support Society among other people.
According to Humphry, Persons with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) often face a number of difficulties including limited ability to receive basic health care, access to mobility materials such as wheelchairs and so many more, this is why Reach A Hand Uganda has partnered with Spinal Cord Injuries Support Society, OJ Disability Foundation, and Light for the world to launch the Spinal Cord Injuries campaign.
“Having the Spinal Injuries Support Society and OJ Disability Foundation reach out to us to partner on this campaign is a testament to the programming and advocacy work RAHU has done on Disability inclusion so far and we do not take it for granted. RAHU is being challenged to do more because to whom much is given much is expected and the challenge is welcome. As Reach a Hand Uganda, while working with our partners, we commit to continue supporting and creating a proper working environment where persons with disability are accommodated and appreciated. We call upon everyone to join in and support the movement on creating an inclusive and safe environment for persons with spinal cord injuries,” he said.
The purpose of this campaign is to create awareness on spinal cord injuries and to support persons living with spinal cord injuries. The campaign also seeks to garner support to see that people with spinal cord injuries are provided with the best possible spine care.
Reach a Hand Uganda is a disability-inclusive organization dedicated to providing more opportunities for young people with disabilities to explore their talents and abilities.
While giving her remarks, the woman M.P representing persons with disabilities, Ms Kanusu noted that disability is about people, it’s not cars, houses,, or other objects, it’s about working with children, men, and women with disability. She also added that the media should not only be part of the stakeholders that advocate for inclusion but should also learn how to relay information on issues concerning disability.
“I faced countless challenges, the inaccessible environments, information, unequal access to opportunities, stereotypes, and the insurmountable exclusion that Persons with Disability continue to face in various communities.What society needs to know is that persons with spinal cord injuries need to be treated with care, love and respect,” Denis Ouma said.
Reach A Hand Uganda was able to donate approximately 200 wheelchairs to Spinal Cord Injuries Uganda as a result of this Partnership, which will aid persons with spinal cord injuries.
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