Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) constitute the highest minority group in the world, in Nigeria; they are over 28 million PWDs.
The exclusion of disability issues in most domestic policy frameworks in Nigeria is a major gap in including PWDs in developmental issues which runs against the United Nations 2030 Global Agenda of leaving no one behind.
As a disability inclusive organization, we have observed that PWDs are grossly marginalized and underserved and this has led to significant levels of generational poverty among PWDs and exclusion from socio-economic and developmental issues.
To promote awareness about Persons with Disabilities, the right of PWDs to be included in socio-economic and developmental issues, to promote The Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act and to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
KIR Foundation runs the only disability inclusive Centre in Niger Delta. In 2013, in collaboration with the Niger Delta Coalition of Persons with Disabilities commemorated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the nine (9) Niger Delta States. And achievement awards were given to five (5) persons in River State. We have mainstreamed disability inclusion in TEDx Port-Harcourt, The Great Teacher Award in Rivers State and promote disability awareness by printing and sharing booklets and stickers.
Keeping It Real (KIR) Foundation: Inspiring change through learning, empowering communities. Donating books, advocating for rights, and implementing impactful programs in education and capacity development.
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