The British High Commission has donated eight million shillings to Masaka Disabled Persons Association, an umbrella organization for disabled youths in the district.
The British High Commission's Second Secretary, John Hamilton, said the donation is part of the British Government's "Small Grant Scheme." The scheme seeks to provide vocational skill to disabled and disadvantaged youths.
Hamilton says the donation will boost income generating projects for disabled youths in Masaka district. It will be used to purchase raw materials for a metal welding shop which was officially opened in Masaka yesterday.
The Small Grants Scheme Officer, Isabel Turner, said the British Government has provided about 500 million shillings in grants to enable groups access quick funding, in order to improve the quality of life in their community.
Turner however expressed disappointment, that several groups are failing to utilize the money profitably.