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Henry Nyombi LL.B

Executive Director, Youth with Disability Development Forum (YPDDF)

Uganda ยท Class of 2015

Henry Nyombi is the Chairperson for the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) where he chairs NUDIPU's procurement and finance committees. He is also a former youth representative at the NUDIPU Board of Directors. A lawyer by training he works as the Director of Youth with Physical Disabilities Empowerment Forum a community based organization established in 2002 to enable youth with physical disabilities enjoy equal rights in society and realize full social and education inclusion. Confined to a wheel chair since the age of 12, Henry passed through Uganda's educational system with a lot of difficulty; he faced a lot of negative attitude from the teachers and fellow students coupled with an inaccessible environment. Then having no legal frame work in place to protect him from the unkind conditions and the struggles he went through he endeavors to ensure that no one else faces the same harsh setting.