An artist with a mental disability since childhood; uniquely talented in product design especially thematic household interior functional art.
ETHNIC BASKETRY PRODUCT DESIGN
Amito aims to use ethnic traditional basketry design skills to promote the use of natural materials and the preservation of traditional Acholi household artistry.
ART & CRAFT- JEWELLERY
A fashion accessories design upskilling program aimed at supporting girls and teenage mothers who have dropped out of school due early pregnancy and stigma
AERO CONSOLATE JOAN
Youth with disabilities face several challenges some inflicted by society and others due to their inability to access substantial education due to stigma
The project intends to start up a fashion and design studio which will also conduct trainings in tailoring of persons with mental disabilities.
This project seeks to utilize waste papers like old newspapers and calendars for making beads. This is intended to promote a recycling culture in the community as a way of minimizing the practice of burning rubbish which has greatly contributed to air pollution in the community.
ECO FRIENDLY FASHION
AJURA is a growing fashion brand that intends to produce a collection through the use of ecofriendly materials and ideas.
Apiyo using her experience being an artist with a mental disability for the last 6 years aims to use her fashion weaving skills to creatively explore further the art of weaving.
ART & MUSIC
Lanyero, a multi-talented artist aiming to use the fusion of music, painting and dance to advocate against domestic violence, corruption, early marriages, human sacrifice and stigma to the persons with disabilities.
ATIMANGO BRENDA RUTH
The project seeks to establish an art studio where the grantee can explore her artistic creativity while do her work alongside selling and training fellow young girls in making various arts and crafts artworks.
AKELLO OPAT CHRISTINE
Akello started writing film scripts in 2015 and producing about 2 in 2016 videos in Maisha training school. In 2017, she was a writer of a video Mato oput with two other in 256Films’ training.
This project seeks to use the art of painting to expose and promote the full inclusion of persons with hearing impairments.
ODONG ROMEO WILBERT
MUSIC AND DANCE
Having been wrongfully arrested in 2017; Odong Romeo aims to use his musical talent to address the stigma and plight of prisoners.
I want to establish a recording studio and a live band where people with disabilities come and play instruments, dance, sing out their hearts to entertain and educate the community.
OPIO ANTHONY MODESTA
Opio is a uniquely talented guitarist who is blind however uses his talent to musically address various political, social and economic challenges that are faced by the various
communities in Gulu.
Gladys aims to produce a thirty minutes documentary or short film looking at the life of former night commuters. The documentary will look at their life today.
Music for Mental Health is a project that aims at addressing some of the mental health challenges in northern Uganda. My idea is to produce and promote an EP Album of 5 audio songs and one music video.
IVAN RUBANGAKENE OCHAYA (MC WANG JOK)
My multi-faceted project shall focus on the production and release of a five track collaborative E.P(elongated play) with a traditional music band of local Aguma genre on an anti-street violence album concept and subsequently facilitate its grand launch in Gulu.
DOLLY DOREEN MAYA
Doreen is a product designer who uses the skill of upcycling and recycling to create
Household functional artworks.
Otim aims to use creative arts as a means of healing, self-discovery and rehabilitation from Alcoholism and drug abuse in Gulu municipality.
Ocakacon aims to present a theatre play for people with disability. He shall be organizing theatre play with the theme DISABILITY IS NOT INABILITY.
OJARA SIMON & ARYEMO WINNIE
The musical duo aims to create inspirational music addressing various societal vices like drug abuse and domestic violence. They aim to emphasize community well being to promote peace and unity within the Gulu communities.
RYEKOTOO JULIUS PETER
My script ventures into the lives of the street children and crime rates. There are over 15,000 street children living on the street. The big question is “are these children born on street?”