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Special programmes for women and youth

In Mbale District, Uganda, the Uganda National Association for the Blind (UNAB) is committed to fostering the empowerment and inclusion of women and youth through specialized programs tailored to their unique needs and aspirations. These initiatives are designed to address the specific challenges faced by women and youth with visual impairments and to provide them with the support, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive.

Women Empowerment Programs

UNAB recognizes the importance of empowering women with visual impairments to achieve their full potential and contribute meaningfully to their families and communities. Through targeted programs, UNAB provides women with access to education, skills training, and economic opportunities that enable them to become self-reliant and independent. From vocational training in crafts and sewing to entrepreneurship development and microfinance initiatives, UNAB’s women empowerment programs empower women to overcome barriers and pursue their goals with confidence.

Additionally, UNAB offers support services such as counseling, healthcare, and legal assistance to address the unique needs and challenges faced by women with visual impairments. By promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, UNAB is working to create a more inclusive and equitable society where women with visual impairments can fully participate and thrive.

Youth Development Initiatives

UNAB recognizes that young people with visual impairments face unique challenges as they transition to adulthood and strive to establish themselves in society. To address these challenges, UNAB offers a range of youth development initiatives aimed at promoting education, skill-building, leadership development, and social inclusion among young people with visual impairments.

Through youth-focused programs such as mentorship, career guidance, and peer support networks, UNAB empowers young people to set ambitious goals, pursue their passions, and overcome obstacles on their journey to adulthood. By providing access to education, vocational training, and employment opportunities, UNAB equips young people with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

Furthermore, UNAB organizes recreational and social activities that promote the inclusion and participation of young people with visual impairments in community life. By fostering a sense of belonging and camaraderie among youth, UNAB helps to combat isolation and promote mental health and well-being.


UNAB’s special programs for women and youth with visual impairments are making a tangible difference in Mbale District by promoting empowerment, inclusion, and opportunity. By providing targeted support, resources, and opportunities, UNAB is helping women and youth with visual impairments to overcome barriers, fulfill their potential, and contribute meaningfully to their communities. As these programs continue to grow and evolve, UNAB remains committed to empowering women and youth with visual impairments and creating a more inclusive and equitable society for all.