SPLASH Dance Company was founded in May 2017, with the aim of bringing a refreshing message of hope and inclusion for people with disabilities in Uganda.
We want to show what we can do – which together is quite a lot and that with one person missing, the SPLASH would not be as impactful. Through our performances we aim to be role models in inclusion and integration of people with disabilities bringing a refreshing SPLASH!
Together we find our meaning.
Population of Uganda have a disability
Uganda National Population & Housing Census 2014
Children with disabilities don't attend primary school in Uganda
Students with disabilities don't attend secondary school in Uganda
& CHANGing MINDS.
In Uganda it is recorded that almost 14% of Ugandans over 5 and above have a disability. From childhood up to adulthood the rights of persons with disability are challenged. Only 9% of children with disabilities attend primary school and a further 6% carry on to secondary school.
As children with disabilities mature, even if they had previously received an education, transitioning onto adulthood does not come easily. Reasons for a difficult transition into employment include: attitude of the public, lack of skills attained by persons with disabilities, confidence of persons with disabilities and accessibility.
WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING
"It was amazing and it actually made me tear up coz I was so proud of everyone.”
“The choreography spoke for itself; you didn’t really need much explanation as you could tell what it was about. It was lively and was the first I had seen of its kind in Kampala and it’s enlightening.”
"It was just ‘WOW!' – A SPLASH indeed! You rock, you guys have the skills, you are just so confident."