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I Am Able: First Disability Rights campaign of its kind in the Caribbean, Harry Chikasamba

Harry is a founding member of AbleChildAfrica’s Youth Council. Since joining in 2016, he has been a driving force in the Council’s advocacy work and continues to advise and support AbleChildAfrica through the Youth Council from Malawi, where he returned earlier this year.  In early December 2017, the Commonwealth Youth Council in conjunction with the […]

Andrew Frankel – AbleChildAfrica 2018 London Marathon Runner and Motoring Journalist reflects on the hottest london marathon ever.

Someone once said that no battle plan ever survives the first encounter with the enemy. In fact it was a 19th century Prussian general, but we won’t let that delay us here. My enemy and that of the 41,000 others who ran, walked, staggered and crawled their way around the 26.2 mile course that makes […]

Join our Youth Council!

18-25? Join Our Youth Council! AbleChildAfrica is excited to be expanding our Youth Council; a like-minded group of young people who want to play an active role in supporting our vision to create a world where all children with disabilities are able to fulfil their potential. Now moving into its second year, the Youth Council […]

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Welcoming Our New CEO!

  Introducing Karl Hankinson: AbleChildAfrica’s new CEO. Karl has worked to develop creative and innovative solutions to some of the most difficult social problems faced by young people from disadvantaged communities throughout his career. He has over twelve years’ experience managing national programmes and organisations for children and young people, both in the UK and […]

New Year, New Challenge! Support John Hobson in his epic fitness and fundraising challenge!

“I thought that as a way to mark this anniversary, and celebrate my birthday, that I would run further than I have ever run before, because…well…why not?!” On 3rd February one of our brilliant supporters John Hobson will be taking on an EnduranceLife Ultra in support of AbleChildAfrica.  Over the past couple of months John […]

Youth Council Member Sarah Visits Little Rock Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre

According to international statistics, around 1 in 7 people globally are estimated to have some form of disability (WHO, 2017), with at least 93 million children living with disabilities (UNICEF, 2013). All of these children have the right to grow, learn and become more independent, but due to numerous barriers, including negative cultural attitudes towards […]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – by Mary Agbesanwa

International Day of Persons with Disabilities – by Mary Agbesanwa When you ask someone how disability inclusive they are they would probably say, ‘I’m inclusive, I know a disabled person and they taught me…’ But in reality, how often do we actually practise being disability inclusive? Do you think about accessibility for someone with a […]