Our Programmes and Advocacy Assistant, Anthony Ford Shubrook OBE recently attended an event assessing progress since the commitments made at the UK’s disability summit last year. Here he gives his take on the discussions. “I have recently returned from the twelfth session of the Conference of State Parties for the Convention on the Rights of […]
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In the lead up to the celebrations of The Day of the African Child on Sunday, we share with you a report from our partner USDC on how they have begun to mark the occasion by attending a National Symposium where children took part in the discussions on their rights. “The Day of the African […]
Our partnership call is currently on hold while we review applications. Please continue to check back for further updates. AbleChildAfrica is currently seeking new partners in Malawi and Zambia. We are seeking to partner with registered local non-governmental organisations that have ambitions or current commitments to improve the lives of children and young […]
I joined the AbleChildAfrica (ACA) board in January and since I have joined I have been incredibly impressed by the quality and drive of the staff, Karl’s vision for the future and the impact that ACA is having on the ground. However, I always had an ambition to see this for myself and visit one […]
In September, I went on my first official AbleChildAfrica partner visit to ANDY (Action Network for the Disabled), in Nairobi, Kenya. It was great to visit ANDY after having been being involved with AbleChildAfrica for7 years. On the first morning, we arrived at the ANDY office and were warmly greeted by the team which was […]
On the 24th of July, I attended the Global Disability Summit joint organised by the Department for International Development (DFID), the International Disability Alliance (IDA), and the government of Kenya, in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Organisations and governments gathered from all over the world, to express the urgency to help the one billion people […]
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 […]
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 […]
In January 2018, I went on my first official AbleChildAfrica field visit to our partners USDC in Uganda and ANDY in Kenya. As someone new to the disability sector, I was really excited to see how social model of disability and a child centred approach to inclusive education works in practice. With a jam-packed schedule […]
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