Shannon Orcutt

Shannon Orcutt (Kinawataka Women’s Initiatives – KIWOI, Uganda): Prior to working with AP Shannon earned an MA from the Peace Operations Policy Program at George Mason University, where she worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Global Studies. Shannon has also worked with United to End Genocide and the Save Darfur Coalition in the US. After her fellowship, Shannon wrote: “I learned so many new skills and it was really rewarding to see the work I was doing make a direct impact on the organization. It was very validating. I had the best experiences when I got to interact with the women and youth the organization worked with. sorcutt@advocacynet.org



Sanitation Challenges for Disabled Children in Uganda

19 Nov

Two weeks ago, I traveled to Gulu with Advocacy Project Executive Director Iain Guest to visit my fellow Peace Fellow Katy Dutile. Katy and I both arrived in Uganda in early June and she has been working with the Gulu Disabled Persons’ Union focused on water, sanitation and hygiene for Ugandans with disabilities. Katy has made tremendous progress during her fellowship and I really enjoyed meeting her GDPU colleagues and learning about their critical work in Gulu.

Katy and GDPU assessed water and sanitation conditions in 10 primary schools in Gulu and identified three high priority locations to build accessible toilets and hand washing stations for students with disabilities. Iain and I joined Katy and GDPU Program Coordinator Ojok Patrick to visit two of the priority schools identified by their team as potential sites for the project. The below video I filmed describes several of the challenges faced by students with disabilities at these schools.

Posted By Shannon Orcutt

Posted Nov 19th, 2014

3 Comments

  • Herb Parsons

    November 25, 2014

     

    The video was very effective in its distinctively understated way, and most especially for the gentle quality of its primary speaker.
    Kathryn/Katy, I hadn’t caught up to your blogs for perhaps two months. I continue to be impressed with your thoughtful insights and attention to detail in presenting an unglamorous but clearly critical area of focus. As always, thank you.

  • Shannon Orcutt

    December 15, 2014

     

    Thank you for the thoughts on the video Herb, Katy and GDPU are most certainly doing fantastic work!

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