COMMUNITY ACTION RESEARCH ON DISABILITY IN UGANDA (CARD)

About CARD
CARD is a project born out of the association between Professor Sally Hartley and the staff of the former UNISE at Kyambogo Uganda.This association originally took the form of a linkage with the Centre of International Child Health at the University of London. The Linkage related to the development of the Community Based Rehabilitation Department and the Disability Resource Centre in the (now) Department of Special Needs and Rehabilitation. These courses and services are now well established. As the next stage the staff identified a need to develop their capacity to do research and to use the results to inform their teaching. they wanted to make sure that the training they offered was more effective and more likely to result in improved quality of life for disabled people and their families in Uganda. This is the point at which CARD secured support from a UK based charity called ‘Ka Tutandike’. They agreed to fund a research capacity development programme into disability in conjunction with support from the University of East Anglia, where Professor Sally Hartley now works as a professor of Communication and Health.At the first workshop, the participants decided to call the project Community Action Research into Disability (Uganda), CARD in short. The idea is for teams of Ugandan researchers (with key members from Kyambogo, from service providers and from disabled groups) to generate their own research questions and with the help of a team of expert mentors, conduct the research and most importantly, write up the research so that others can benefit and build on what they have discovered.CARD now has 17 research projects involving 58 researchers 17 of whom have the experience of living with disability themselves. Their contribution is helping to increase the validity of CARD research and ensure that it is relevant to disabled people’s lives. The results of the research findings are being disseminated through radio programmes and seminars

.Research findings:-

1. EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITY IN UGANDA: WHAT EMPLOYERS SAY
Significant effort by government and development partners has been exerted towards promoting employment for persons with disability (PWDs) in Uganda………….. Click Here to download

2. HOW INFORMATION IS SHARED AMONG CBR SERVICE PROVIDERS IN UGANDA
CBR Service Providers in the course of their work acquire a wealth of knowledge and experience
which, if shared is likely to benefit policy and practice………….. Click Here to download

3. INJURIES AMONG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN LUWERO DISTRICT
Injuries are a growing public health and economic problem. Over five million people die annually from injuries; for every person who dies of an injury, several survive with severe disabilities …………. Click Here to download
4. ACCESSIBILITY TO MICRO-FINANCE (MF) SERVICES BY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (PWDS) IN BUSHENYI DISTRICT, UGANDA
Approximately 4% of the population of 24.7 million Ugandans are PWDs and previous studies have shown that PWDs face social exclusion …………. Click Here to download
5. PARENTS’ PERCEPTION OF THE GOAL OF EDUCATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Studies have shown that parents perception of their children focuses more on their inabilities than their
potentials …………. Click Here to download
6. SEX EDUCATION IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF IN UGANDA
Several primary schools/units (PS/U) for Deaf children have been established in Uganda since 1958. Sex Education (SE) in all primary schools is contained in the science subject………… Click Here to download

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