Disabled rights is an area Mr O’Donnell has a real active interest in, after working for 15 years with adults with learning disabilities.
There's a cliche that says a camel is a horse designed by a committee, and sometimes it's a truism, but not here in Uganda!
22 people turned up at today's workshop; representing the alliance of disability sector voluntary groups. Uganda was the first African country to sign and ratify the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities and now I know why.
They have a can do attitude, a fierce determination and a genuine belief in the cause. Every one of them has a disability, or HIV/Aids, but they run the organisations themselves with some support, a lot of it from VSO and the volunteers like me.
Unlike me these 'internationals' , like Ian and Renata give up a year of their time to support local effort and expertise,: the best I can do is 10 days.
But everything is appreciated and welcomed.