We believe all of us living on the Planet Earth are linked in this journey and are responsible for each other. And, in a time when the focus is often on what divides us, whether it be ideology or boundaries, we want to model the concept of reaching across and uniting ourselves with our global family: building bridges through bonding. As a small organization, we focus on building relationships and providing support so that individuals with disabilities can release their power and prowess - their promise.
We also believe deeply in the goal that is often stated by individuals with disabiities - "Nothing for us without us." Their voice, their self-determination is critical and crucial.
One of AccessPromise's goals is to link people and facilitate communication to build relationships and support. People's lives and stories teach us and move us. We absorb their experiences and find kinship in their desires and struggles.
Peter & Sharon
Peter has not spoken or heard since birth - the same with his sister, Sharon. Sharon was also in a motorcycle accident when she was younger and has continued issues from her injuries. Specialized schools are 6 to 7 hours away. While both children can function well in the current subsistance farming environment they live in, they may not be resilent if things change. In addition, they are isolated from their local community, from the greater Ugandan deaf community and from learning.