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Allan Ogwang Nume
I am passionate about:
Education of the most vulnerable persons, at the moment am putting priority on Youth with Disabilities, with much emphasis on Girls and Women with Disabilities. I live a Vision of Dignity for Persons with Disabilities.
A little known fact about me is:
Am a Mandela Washington fellow for Young African Leaders 2016, a graduate from Gulu University, formerly the manager for Gulu Women with Disabilities Union. A disability philanthropist, in northern Uganda. I also have some political ties.
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Philanthropist and Human Rights defender
Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU)
"The very hardworking and determined leader of the Disabled"
Ogwang Allan Nume has a track record of over 14 years in the disability movement in Uganda. Ogwang worked with the Gulu Women with Disabilities Union, and was responsible for overall management of the organization. He signs all donor agreements and contracts, and implements programs for women and girls with disabilities, including programs on gender, health, education, agriculture, economic empowerment, girl-child welfare, and political participation. Ogwang holds a bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Gulu University, with specialization in Urban Issues.
I believe in me and believe my idea has greater impact and value of any investment. After calculating returns to investment from IDEO it was equivalent to the amount invested and the benefit was life long, interactive, enjoyable and could attract national and international recognition. I wait to be selected as a finalist, so that we finally may end poverty among Persons with Disabilities. In any case, we see a huge return, we will be able to support other vulnerable persons without Disabilities such as street children, orphans and refugees. A ten year Vision could see a NUMOTOCA Vocational and technical education center or school opened, that has quality and up to date technology to bring up the most competent youth for any job in the market. I some times pity someone who may doubt this idea and vision, but i allow their views to be added and their expressions respected. Ever since generating and testing this idea in the community, no single individual said its impossible. For a communication plan, i envision all Motorcycles painted with Amplify and IDEO logo plus NUMOTOCA. Social media will also spread the word so the world may know and adapt it to their countries. In a recent planning meeting with my team, some one brought up the idea of opening up the first ever disability resource center in Northern Uganda or Uganda, equipped with Computers, Technical workshops, libraries, sports facilities and business units-i said ah!, inside of me, i saw much faith by the team and community of the savior like idea on the long wait for a solution to the Uneducated, dependent and seemingly hopeless life of Persons with Disabilities. Looking forward to challenging poverty.