YOPDIDA – Muslim couple devote lives to helping disabled youth graduate with vocational skills

Idris and Halima, both with personal disabilities, have built and developed a specialist vocational training institute in Kayunga Uganda for deaf, blind, physically disabled, HIV positive and albino children, slow learners and other vulnerable young people. They give their all to feed, accommodate, care for, and educate their happy band of impoverished special needs kids. Reach the Children UK has been associated with YOPDIDA (Youth and Persons with Disability Integrated Development Association) for ten years and seen their development from making soap, raising chickens and goats to a nationally recognised centre of excellence. With 46 graduating students in vocational skills in the class of 2016, empowered with life skills to contribute to the community, earn a living and raise a family, YOPDIDA is firmly established in the community exclusively providing essential vocational skills training to the most vulnerable in society.

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For more information on ways we seek to enhance the lives of young people in Kenya and Uganda visit our website at www.reachthechildren.org.uk