Africa

Changing minds about persons with disabilities

Bonnie Nakasuji ’74, MA ’94, OTD ’08 first went to Ghana in 2003 with a simple mission. She wanted to match patients with wheelchairs. Two years later Continue reading the story...

RDSEF to construct disability education academy

ACCRA, GHANA: Richoff Disability Sports and Educational Foundation (RDSEF), a disability club has acquired a 40-acre land for the construction of an ultra modern disability sports Continue reading the story...

SWEB seeks right to education of children with disabilities

GHANA: Mr David Norden Botwey, Executive Director of the Samuel Wellington Botwey (SWEB) Foundation, has urged leaders to formulate and implement policies and programs to facilitate Continue reading the story...

MTN invests N90 million on education of students with vision disabilities

NIGERIA: The MTN Foundation has invested about N90 million for educating students with vision disabilities in the past few years. Recently, over 50 of the students graduated from Continue reading the story...

Rwanda Launches National Partnership on Children with Disabilities

RWANDA: Alvera Mukabaramba, the Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs in the ministry of local government, has launched the National Partnership on Children with Continue reading the story...

Somalis with disabilities face abuse, discrimination: Rights Group

NAIROBI, KENYA: An international human-rights group said decades of conflict and discrimination have left people with disabilities in Somalia vulnerable to forced marriage, violence and rape, Continue reading the story...

Ghana Standards Authority reviewing code to ensure accessibility for all

HO, GHANA: The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) is in the process of defining accessibility standards of public buildings and walkways. Mr Max Vardon, a Disability Rights Activist, Continue reading the story...

Marginalization of persons with disabilities increase in Nigeria

NIGERIA: Recent research has revealed that stigmatizations and marginalization of persons with disabilities in Nigeria were on increase, and also the major reason behind their resort Continue reading the story...

Candidates with vision disabilities write exam with aid of Braille machine

NIGERIA: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says that no fewer than 192 candidates with vision disabilities are expected to write the ongoing computer-based Unified Continue reading the story...

AccessKenya to support technology in education projects

NAIROBI, KENYA:  Kenyan ISP AccessKenya Group has announced its commitment to support the use of technology in the delivery of education in the country. AccessKenya’s Deputy Continue reading the story...
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