Skills development

UPHLS has been empowering Youth With Disabilities (YWDs) with both soft and technical skills as part of sharpening the youth’s minds toward self-resilience and sustainable development. Students are taught how to work effectively as individuals or in groups while striving towards understanding and fulfilling the requirements of their chosen qualification. Identifying their own personal values, strengths and areas of challenge or weakness than being able to effectively use or address them, improves their ability to later set goals and personal development plans. These last two projects are one of the methods used for the youth to identify their preferred way of learning, take initiative for learning new skills, and self-monitor of their own progress. From 2014, through the projects “EmployAble” and “HUGUKA DUKORE AKAZI KANOZE (HDAK)”, 1473 vulnerable youth including YWDs from across the country have benefited from skills development. From September 2020 with Umurimo kuri bose, an activity funded by USAID, we provided technical skills and start-up toolkits to 480 youth with disabilities in a period of two year.

  • 4 January: World Braille Day
  • 8 February: International Epilepsy Day*
  • 21 March: World Down Syndrome Day
  • 2 April: World Autism Awareness Day
  • 13 June: International Albinism Awareness Day
  • 25 June: World Vitiligo Day*
  • 19-25 September: International Week of the Deaf*
  • 28 September: International Day for the Universal Access to Information
  • 5 October: World Habitat Day
  • 8 October: World Sight Day*
  • 10 October: World Mental Health Day
  • 17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • 29 October: World Psoriasis Day*
  • 31 October: World Cities Day
  • 3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • 10 December: Human Rights Day