Beth in Uganda Blog Series – Part 4: Sporting Leg-ends

Bethany / Football, Uganda

Saturday saw the third annual Kampala Capital City Authority Para-sports Gala – a day of celebration for adaptive sports and people with disabilities.  The event was specifically for disability sports in the Kampala region with each of the divisions competing against one another in wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, deaf football and amputee football. As a field hockey player and general … Read More

Landmine Survivors In Uganda Looking Toward The Future

Bethany / Uganda

In 1991 the majesty of the Rwenzori Mountain range was marred by vicious civil conflict displacing thousands of families, forcing them to leave their homes and livelihoods. It was during this time that Asanaire went one morning to fetch food for his family who had left their farm for a less volatile part of the region. Whilst on his mission … Read More

Training Bursaries Now Available

Bethany / Sponsorship Opportunities, Teaching

Legs4Africa are looking to award five bursaries to female amputees aged eighteen or over interested in a career in prosthetic technology. We have partnered with the Tanzania Training Centre for Orthopaedic Technologies (TATCOT) to support African women to attend it’s Certificate Course in Lower Limb Technologies to increase female representation in the sector. TATCOT are recognised by the International Society … Read More

Legs4Africa meeting with Yosiah Muhindo

Bethany / Uganda

Legs HQ

As it stands the system in Uganda means that it’s only in times of crisis that support workers are allocated and generally speaking support workers are provided by NGOs. However there is a significant lack of capacity so more often than not it is the doctors, technicians, etc. that provide post-treatment support. It goes without saying that this stretches the … Read More

Inspired volunteer goes to Uganda

Bethany / Delivery, Inspiring Stories

people in a legs workshop in Uganda

As a young man living in a country where 69% of the population live on less than a dollar a day, the odds are already stacked against you. Access to medical resources is limited at the best of times let alone when you live eight hours from the nearest hospital. When I say eight hours, that’s eight hours according to … Read More