A concrete, Ticino-based support for the rehabilitation system in Uganda, with one goal: to restore mobility and skills to the most vulnerable people with disabilities in the Luweero district.

Since 2023, SwissABILITY can also count among its partners and supporters Zolliway, a recruitment firm that places great emphasis on ethical and responsible aspects. Zolliway approaches the search and selection process by dedicating itself to the people involved, considering in addition to the professional situation, all the personal aspects that can impact candidate and employer satisfaction.

Zolliway places great importance on the individual and for this reason wanted to generously contribute to SwissABILITY’s project in support of the rehabilitation system in Uganda.

A project that aims to enable the most vulnerable people to return to an independent and dignified life. And it does so through supporting local partner Nkolo Orthopaedics Rehabilitation Services (NORS)an excellent rehabilitation center that offers a range of premium rehabilitation services at subsidized prices to more than 600 patients per year (divided among orthopedic center, physical therapy and occupational therapy patients) and produces more than 300 prostheses and orthoses each year.

Also thanks to Zolliway‘s contribution, it was possible to send materials for the manufacture of low-cost, high-performance prostheses already in 2023.

And the commitment of Zolliway and SwissABILITY certainly does not stop there: the project to support rehabilitation in Uganda will include sending new machinery and materials for the manufacture of prostheses and orthoses, as well as materials and equipment for physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the coming years.

We will also strive to continue organizing trainings for local orthopedic technicians in innovative low-cost technologies to provide new skills and knowledge to professionals and contributing to the donation of prosthetics to amputees in the country.