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Our Youth Ambassador reflects on the World Humanitarian Summit

I have just returned from the World Humanitarian Summit where I was representing AbleChildAfrica. I had the privilege to meet young disabled activists from all over the world, and hear their inspirational stories about what they were doing to progress the rights of persons with disabilities in their own countries as well as internationally. Ivan […]

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Announcement: we’re venturing into Rwanda!

Thanks to the generous donations we received from our 30x30x30 Campaign last month and an initial grant from The British and Foreign Schools Society (BFSS); we’re delighted to announce we’ll begin working in Rwanda this year! In May, we’ll launch a pilot project working alongside UWEZO, a local disabled youth organisation based in Kigali, Rwanda. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Living Below the Line: Cause or Consequence of Disability?

By: Matthew Maclure – Programmes and Advocacy Intern   15% of the world’s population, or over 1 billion people, are disabled and crucially 80% of all disabled people live in developing countries (WHO, 2011). It is therefore not surprising that the World Health Organisation then estimates that 575 million disabled people live below the poverty […]

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