Ugandan Partners Reaching Out To The Community

Bethany / Uganda

During August we worked in collaboration with Mulago Prosthetic & Orthotics Centre, Amputee Self Help Network Uganda (ASNU) and local transport company Wills Tours and Travel to reach out to amputees in the community. The focus was on immediate needs not being met as a result of COVID19 such as access to transport to visit centres for repairs and maintenance … Read More

Females are strong as hell

Bethany / Uganda

Women in sub-saharan Africa can have a tough time. Disabled women in sub-saharan Africa can have it even harder and somehow female amputees fall in limbo. They have to fight to be seen as women thanks to misconceptions about disabilities and they have to fight to be visible in both able bodied and disabled communities because often neither community see … Read More

Sporting Leg-ends

Bethany / Football, Uganda

Saturday November 9th 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. At 3pm amputee football kicked … Read More

Pinch me. This must be a dream!

Bethany / Uganda

Well, what a month it has been here in Uganda. I have so much to share but let’s start a bit further back than a month in January of this year when I visited The Gambia for the third time but for the first time as a Legs4Africa volunteer since officially becoming one in 2016. At the time I was … Read More

30KG charity baggage for Uganda CorSU

Tom Williams / Uganda

people in front of an orthopaedic workshop

Our experience with Legs4Africa was super easy and straightforward. After discussing my availability of luggage allowance, I had a box of just under 30kg delivered to my flat. We popped it in a taxi and took it to the airport. We had a letter emailed to us explaining to the airline exactly what was in the box and info about … Read More