Soft Power Education – Making a Difference

Soft Power Education (SPE) is a British registered charity and Ugandan NGOScreen

At SPE, they believe that all children are entitled to an education regardless of their race, religion, sex or physical impairment.

Soft Power Education was launched in 1999 and has been working with communities in Uganda. SPE first project was the construction of Buwenda Pre-School, which was officially opened in March 2003 for orphans and other vulnerable children. A similar school was built for other children – Kyabirwa Children’s Centre opened in the spring of 2004. In February 2007 SPE opened the doors of the Amagezi Education Centre. Since then, SPE has gone from strength to strength.

Soft Power Education special education needs programme aims to overcome barriers to give children with special educational needs the opportunity to live active and productive lives.

The special education needs team run four outreach clinics every week for disabled children living in the rural villages of the Jinja District. They offer occupational therapy, physiotherapy, education and personal and social development.

John Ferguson, app2vox Support Co-ordinator visited the centre in Jinja and quotes,” It is inspiring to see so much support from Soft Power Education, trying to improve the quality of life of special needs children”.

For the last two months John Ferguson has been and will continue to volunteer at the various centres engaged in the user trial, such as SPE and associated groups.