ODI’s Inclusive Fair Festival in Niger By Aida Toye, Voice Linking, Learning and Communications Assistant, Oxfam in Niger The first Inclusive Fair Festival by ODI, an Innovate and Learn grantee in Niger was held in Niamey in January 2020. It was dubbed Nakassa, ba kassawa ba! which means Disability is not fatal and rightly so. […]
Tag: People with Disabilities
By: Rahina Balarabé, “Belles-echos” project manager This is the story of a woman called Carhie and her two daughters. They lived in the big and beautiful village of Kofoy. Kofoy is located between the river and the desert. It is a flourishing village with many inhabitants and rich cultural diversity. Carhie is a strong and […]
The plan that works. By: Stanley Ssenyonjo, Program Manager, Cheshire Services Uganda In Uganda, 14% of the population over the age of 5 are people living with disabilities. Disability is both a cause and a consequence of poverty. People with disabilities often face barriers that prevent them from being fully active in society. This includes access to education and employment. Young […]
Ensuring Persons with Disabilities have equal access to healthcare in Uganda By Patrick Synole, Information and Advocacy Officer, Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD) The Uganda National Action on Physical Disability (UNAPD), an influencing grantee in Uganda, is leading a campaign engaging the government on inclusive implementation of the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) policy. […]
Written by Abdoul Karim Abdou Madougou, Project Manager, Federation of People with Disabilities, Influencing grantee in Niger In addition to being a leitmotiv, this is the title of the radio and television program entirely prepared and hosted by members of the Nigerien Federation of People with Disabilities (FNPH in French). Broadcasted on Radio and Television […]
On 20th of October 2023, nearly a hundred people gathered in Cheung Prey District Hall, Kampong Cham province for a Public Dialogue on “Economic Opportunities, Careers and Technology for People with Disabilities toward Inclusive and Sustainable Development”, hosted by the Representative of Self-Help Disabilities Organization Batheay (RSDOB).
My name is Ramatou Dan Dano, I am 24 years old. I come from a large polygamous family. We are two girls and two boys. I am a person of short stature and I was born with a hump on my back. I crawled on my hands and knees until I was nine years old and started taking my first steps when I was ten. From […]