If you carried out a survey, you would most likely discover that many individuals with visual disability are left out when it comes to doing several activities that directly or indirectly affect them. They are left out in several areas of life. But this is not the case at The Bible Society of Uganda.
Through the PVD project that serves individuals with visual disability with Scripture needs in form of Braille and audio realized that apart from scriptures, Individuals with impairment were lacking in several areas of life hence the need to engage them at their different levels and equip them with necessary life skills basic in Uganda and the world at large.
Our most heart’s desire will always be to remind these young visually impaired people to live their lives exemplarily in a manner that brings honour to God and their nation Uganda.
From the 06th- 10th May 2017 the People with Visual Disability Project (PVD) hosted 109 secondary school students with visual impairment at Iganga S.S to what was termed as “The Gathering”. They came from different regions and Schools that offer inclusive education to them.
The purpose of the gathering was to instill in them Bible based life skills first because Scriptures teach God’s ways, how to relate with God and to uphold spirituality and general life skills. Besides that, the gathering was facilitated by experienced people Like Mr. Simon Kizito, Mrs. Sarah Bagaya, Mr. Medson Mugerwa, Mr. Boaz Muhumuza and Mrs. Rita Kivumbi. They took PVDs through practical skills and very interesting topics like relationships, money and the Bible being at the center of everything they need.
During practical skills, participants were encouraged to start up something in form of small businesses for themselves and to start small than them becoming dependents on other people because God desires that they become rich. They also designed some art work in tie and die something that stimulated them even more.
On the third day of the gathering, participants got a rare opportunity of interacting one on one with Church Leaders. We take this opportunity to thank the Bishop of Central Busoga Rt. Rev Patrick Wakula and his entire clergy team, the head mistress of Iganga SS Mrs. Balina Aidah and her entire management for the partnership and great support rendered to the Bible Society of Uganda during this activity and for upholding the cause of blind individuals in Uganda.