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Cathy


Cathy, from Uganda, tells us about what she gained from our employment project.

Catherine from Uganda with a colleague at work

Cathy, from Uganda, has always wanted to be independent, never letting her disability hold her back. And although her parents were supporting her at home, Cathy was determined to be self-reliant and build her own future. That’s when she joined our employment project.

Our employment in Uganda

We provide young disabled people like Cathy with tools and skills to apply, prepare for job interviews, and snap up the right job for them. From how to write a great CV to how to handle tricky interview questions, the employment project aims to build confidence and help more young disabled people to find employment in Uganda.

With a newly brushed up CV, Cathy applied for a job working at a rehabilitation
centre. Not only was she picked to interview alongside 12 others, but she also beat them all and got the job! “The training gave me this self-esteem and confidence that enabled me to freely express myself during the interviews, and I eventually emerged as the best candidate.”

Looking to the future

Cathy is enjoying her work very much and can now support herself and help her
family too. She’s planning to move into her own home soon and has big plans for the
future.

“In the next five years, I hope to get my masters in Clinical Psychology and work as a
child clinical psychologist.”

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