Thumbs Up Uganda – Eco Friendly Toilet

Date grant awarded: March 11, 2019

Samuel Odwar is the founder of Thumbs Up Uganda, a project that works mainly with parents of disabled children, children with disabilities, youth with disabilities, and underprivileged children in Gulu District, Northern Uganda. Samuel and his team envision a day where parents and their children with disabilities are living in inclusive communities that embrace the uniqueness of each child. In 2017 they opened Thumbs up Academy: A Very Special School, which embraces all the different needs of pupils without discrimination of abilities. They believe that every child has a special need and therefore every child is treated according to their needs and thus minor disabilities become inspiring roots and seeds of the communities.