Upington Association for Person with Disabilities
About The UPAPD
The UPAPD is a registered, provincially based NGO which came into existence in January 2008. The GPAPD is a proud member of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), an organisation who have been committed to providing services and opportunities to people with physical disabilities for well over 70 years.
We responded to a need for an over-arching structure to co-ordinate the work of organisations, providing services to persons with physical disabilities.
Currently there are 32 member organisations and 10 developing members. Direct and indirect Social Work services also rendered in areas where there are none.
Working closely with various Government and Community structures in Gauteng, the GPAPD is able to respond to the needs identified within a community to provide assistance to persons with primarily physical disabilities. GPAPD has a dedicated group of committed, professional personnel who strives to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities and their families in the Gauteng province.
The Gauteng Provincial Association for Persons with Disabilities (GPAPD) is a registered non-profit organisation that came into existence in 2008 and responded to a provincial need for advocacy / lobbying for the rights of persons with disabilities, empowerment, mentorship to organisations rendering a similar service, skills training and job placements for persons with disabilities. In addition, GPAPD provides Social Work services to people with disabilities, their families and significant others in and around Gauteng focusing more especially on townships and informal settlements.