Research project creates great job opportunities

28 Jun 2016 0 Comments
Nalule Harriet, 45 year old, is about to start a new job: She is engaged in a research project with ADD, Action on Disability and Development, and will interview other persons with disabilities on their experiences in the market or business. “I am so happy! Thank you for thinking about me. My daughter will be my guide, and the little money we will make will be for the growth and development of our family”, Harriet Nalule says. This story is written by Margaret Ninsiima, volunteer at UNAB. She is in charge of identifying interviewers to the ADD project.

The Uganda National Association of the Blind, UNAB, is in charge of identifying partially and blind persons who can interview other persons with disabilities for the ADD International research project. I assumed the task, identified Harriet and I also convinced ADD to accept her although she was a bit older than they had set as age limit. Last week they accepted her for training. She will move around with her daughter as assistant.

“I am so happy! Thank you for thinking about me. My daughter will be my guide, and the little money we will make will be for the growth and development of our family”, Harriet Nalule says.

Harriet lost her sight when she had just finished her studies in nursery teaching and she was married with three children. Her husband could not bear with the blindness of his wife and left both her and the children. The construction of their house also came to a standstill, as the husband could not support it financially. Harriet started poultry keeping and with some support from other family members, she finished the construction of the house and manages to take care of her children.
Now she can expand her CV by some more important work.
Compiled by Margaret Ninsiima, volunteer in charge of Communications UNAB.