Kathryn Dutile (Uganda)

Kathryn Dutile (Gulu Disabled Persons Union – GDPU, Uganda): Prior to her fellowship, Kathryn earned an MA in international development at the University of Manchester. In support of her thesis she researched the challenge of delivering sanitation services in Uganda from a gendered perspective. Kathryn became interested in development during study abroad and through volunteering in Ghana and South Korea as an undergraduate student. After her fellowship with GDPU, Kathryn wrote: “Sometimes the best moments were when the power went out and all the staff was just chatting about life, politics, relationships, etc. (Also) grant writing at this level and amount was new. (I) gained more technical WASH knowledge - whereas my specialty was more about institutions and behavioral changes.” Kathryn remained in northern Uganda after her fellowship. kdutile@advocacynet.org



Bus Park Toilet is Open!

18 Nov

I am happy to announce that last week Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU) officially opened the bus park toilet. The ceremony joined together GDPU and the Pece Division Local Council to see the final product.

Stephen Okello, the Vice-Chairperson of Pece Division delivered remarks during the ceremony. “We the government thank you. We have to work with partners to achieve our goals. Together we will try our best to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are considered not to contribute like other persons. However, they have much to contribute to our society. We really thank you” said Okello.

All repairs were completed in October with inspections made by the Pece Division Inspector of Health, Patrick Ogwang.  GDPU will now take on the role of closely monitoring the toilet and maintaining strong relationships with the local government, in order to ensure sustainability.

 

Opening of bus park toilet

Vice-Chairperson Stephen Okello and I shake hands at opening of bus park toilet

 

 

Vice-Chairperson inspects renovations

Checking out the new toilet

Posted By Kathryn Dutile (Uganda)

Posted Nov 18th, 2014

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