Project: POWER IN MY PALM
Duration of Project: 2013-to present
Target Location: KADUNA STATE REHABILITATION CENTER KADUNA
A country where all citizens, young and old are informed about and engaged in all major issues that affect their lives. A place where adults and young people are together at the table; debating, grappling with problems, crafting solutions and jointly deciding on how resources should be allocated and managed. But on this table, 19 million people are not represented, summing up to a basic 30.4% of the Nigerian population, just because they are physically challenged.
In the Nigerian society, they are relegated to the background, downcast by gazes of disdain. It is saddening to know that structures are not put in place to accommodate them in the society. These physically challenged individuals are not considered potential members of the workforce. Perception, myth and social discrimination continue to limit the understanding and acceptance of these individuals in the labor market, thereby subjecting them to abject poverty and isolation.
But we see a group of special people who can achieve their dreams of a fulfilled life despite their disabilities through skill acquisition trainings, social integration and motivational workshops.
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