About Orion Sallow
Orion Sallow is a dedicated and caring social worker who is currently working in Katalemwa Cheshire, a charity organization located in Kampala, Uganda. He graduated with an honors degree in Social Work from Makerere University and was quickly noticed for his passion and commitment to helping those living in poverty.
Since beginning his work at Katalemwa Cheshire, Orion has been responsible for providing support to families living with disabilities. This includes offering financial aid to help them access education and health care services as well as advocating on their behalf to ensure their rights are respected. In addition, he also provides advice on how best they can cope with the challenges of disability, such as stigma, discrimination, and lack of access to essential services.
In addition to his work at Katalemwa Cheshire, Orion has been actively involved in several other initiatives aimed at improving conditions for people living with disabilities across Uganda. He has served as a volunteer for the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development’s Disability Rights Unit since its inception and is also the founder of ‘The Able Project’ which seeks to raise awareness about disability rights within Ugandan communities.
Orion is passionate about ensuring that everyone is given equal rights regardless of their abilities or disabilities and hopes that through his work he can make a positive difference in society. He believes that if we all join together we can create a more inclusive world where disabled people are given the same opportunities as everyone else.
Orion’s commitment to the betterment of those living with disabilities is reflected in his own life. He mentors young people with disabilities and provides them with a much-needed support system, helping them to believe in their potential and encouraging them to reach for their dreams. He also volunteers at a local school where he works one-on-one with disabled students, offering guidance on academic success and helping them to realize their potential.
Through his hard work and dedication, Orion has become an inspiring role model for those living with disabilities in Uganda. His tireless efforts have not gone unnoticed and in 2018 he was awarded the International Civil Society Award by the United Nations General Secretary. He is a shining example of what one person can do to make a difference in the world.