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One of the world's leading non-profits dedicated to preventing blindness, restoring sight and promoting equal opportunities for people with disabilities in developing countries.

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78480

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©Sightsavers/Emmanuel Udoh Ebong

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Isaac Bolingo runs a motorcycle repair shop in Uganda
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Sightsavers’ Connecting the Dots initiative in Uganda offers young people with disabilities the opportunity to learn a new trade and gain valuable work experience.
We speak to Isaac Bolingo, an employer who has welcomed five interns at his business and is now championing the scheme to other employers.

Over 500 young people in the Masindi area of Western Uganda have taken part in Connecting the Dots, a scheme that links them up with training and employment opportunities. After completing a three-month course learning a trade of their choice – including construction work, welding, tailoring or hairdressing – they are connected with local employers where they spend three to six months working on the job.

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