Year: 2015

Walking to change attitudes in Tanzania

Child Support Tanzania (CST), our partners in Mbeya, Tanzania organised a charity walk to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on Thursday 3 December 2015. Over 800 people walked from the Regional Commissioner’s Officer to Sokoine Stadium, the local football stadium, and called on both the Government and the community to change their […]


Inclusion does matter and is needed to make the SDGs a reality

Today marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and this year’s theme is ‘Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities’ Alongside our partners, AbleChildAfrica tackle the barriers to inclusion for disabled children and young people. We believe that education can be the key, the game changer, to disabled children being able to […]


What do the SDGs mean for African civil society?

Ruth Wanjiku is the Programmes and Advocacy Intern with AbleChildAfrica. After speaking to Sarah Musau, Project Officer at Action Network for Disabled Youth in Kenya, Ruth shares her thoughts on the SDGs and their relevance to African civil society. What do SDGs mean for African civil society? ‘Yes’ said the representatives of 193 nations of […]


What do the Global Goals Mean for Disability?

Global Goals On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders adopted the 17 Global Goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change within the next 15 years. A collective effort from civil society and disability advocates, including AbleChildAfrica, has resulted in a 2030 Agenda that is inclusive of disabled people – […]

Anthony presenting during the 'Leave No Young Person Behind' Panel Discussion

AbleChildAfrica at the DFID Youth Summit

On 12 September AbleChildAfrica Youth Advocate Anthony Ford-Shubrook and AbleChildAfrica Programmes and Advocacy Officer Jenny Bowie, joined hundreds of young people who gathered in London at the first ever Youth Summit held at the Department for International Development (DFID). The summit was designed by young people for young people and focused on the future of our world in light of the […]


AbleChildAfrica is #UpForSchool!

AbleChildAfrica has joined the #UpForSchool campaign, which is calling on world leaders to make education a priority to ensure the 59 million out of school children gain their right to education. One out of three children who are out of school have a disability, and without focusing global efforts on tackling the barriers disabled children […]


Advocacy in Mbeya

Whilst in Tanzania in July, AbleChildAfrica Director Jane Anthony was at the first advocacy meeting for a new Open  Society joint project with our partner Child Support Tanzania. The project called ‘Take All My Friends to School’ will get key stakeholders and government officials to champion out inclusive education in Mbeya, Tanzania. Want to know more about our […]

Picture of Little Rock School

Jenny Visits Partners in Kenya and Tanzania

This July I travelled to Kenya to visit AbleChildAfrica partners Little Rock Inclusive Early Childhood Development Centre and Action Network for Disabled Youth (ANDY) in Nairobi. During the trip I was able to visit 5 primary schools that are taking part in the Inclusive Sports project led by ANDY.  Each week sports coaches, trained by […]


Protecting Children’s Rights Worldwide: Alternative Report on the UK’s Extraterritorial Obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Lauren Watters, AbleChildAfrica’s Programme and Partnerships Manager is part of the BOND Child Rights Working Group which has put together an exciting report which provides an NGO perspective on the progress made by the UK in implementing Article 4 of the UNCRC. Specifically, it calls for the establishment of a holistic child rights framework integrating a child rights approach across all […]