Is this you? Don't worry, you're definitely not alone.
Have you ever broken a bone? If not, the chances are you know someone who has.
It’s true that being a parent of a disabled child is even harder because society places barriers in the way of disabled people and their families.
We know things are bad in orphanages and institutions for disabled young people – but did we know they were as bad as this?
Play is crucial to an inclusive future
3rd December is a day of huge significance
On a recent field trip to Zambia and Kenya our thoughts about Inclusion were challenged.
This isn’t what you expect any parent to say of their own child. However, in many African communities, when the child in question is disabled, this is not unusual. We heard this particular statement from a father at our most recent Parent Support Meeting in Gunjur, The Gambia. But we have heard it before. And it matters – a lot – because it is these persistent and negative attitudes that isolate and disable people with impairments.
Our Project Development Officer for East Africa explores inequality, poverty and disability in rural Kenya
Chained to a tree in all weathers for years on end in order to ‘cure’ people with mental health issues
To allow our projects to become poverty tourism attractions would reinforce the models of charity, unequal relationships and double standards that we reject and deplore.
These terms impose an identity on people that they did not choose.
It’s safe to say that my first week of work at Disability Africa was unlike any other. This was my first trip to Africa and it was great to see the life-changing work that Disability Africa does.
There are disabled children everywhere in Africa; unknown, hidden and desperately deprived. Disability Africa works with people in African communities to develop awareness of the needs of disabled young people and provide services to meet those needs.