International Foundation for Fight Against Poverty [IFFFAP] started operating in South Africa since January 2018 as a global NGO but starting its operation within the Gauteng region to establish its strong footprints in South Africa and across the global.
Working within the directions of FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN for International Foundation for Fight Against Poverty [IFFFAP] 2018 – 2023 , IFFFAP focuses in four (5) programs include Human Disability Development & Disability Equalities, Health & Education Development, Women and Youth development, Disaster Relief & Humanitarian Development and Environmental Sustainable Development.
“The ultimate goal of IFFFAP social development is to improve and enhance the quality of life of all people especially people with Disabilities. It requires democratic institutions, respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms, increased and equal economic opportunities, the rule of law, promotion of respect for cultural diversity and rights of persons belonging to minorities and an active involvement of the civil society. Empowerment and participation are essential for democracy, harmony and social development. All members of society should have the opportunity and be able to exercise the right and responsibility to take an active part in the affairs of the community in which they live.”
IFFFAP FOCUS MAINLY ON ACTIVITIES IN KEY SECTORS OF HUMAN DISABILITY DEVELOPMENT:
More than one billion people in the world live with some form of disability, of whom nearly 200 million experience considerable difficulties in functioning. In the years ahead, disability will be an even greater concern because its prevalence is on the rise. This is due to ageing populations and the higher risk of disability in older people as well as the global increase in chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mental health disorders.
Across the world, people with disabilities have poorer health outcomes, lower education achievements, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is partly because people with disabilities experience barriers in accessing services that many of us have long taken for granted, including health, education, employment, and transport as well as information. These difficulties are exacerbated in less advantaged communities.
To achieve the long-lasting, vastly better development prospects that lie at the heart of the Social Development Goals and beyond, we must empower people living with disabilities and remove the barriers which prevent them participating in their communities; getting a quality education, finding decent work, and having their voices heard.
This landmark international treaty reinforced our understanding of disability as a human rights and development priority.
The World Report on Disability suggests steps for all stakeholders – including governments, civil society organizations and disabled people’s organizations – to create enabling environments, develop rehabilitation and support services, ensure adequate social protection, create inclusive policies and programmes, and enforce new and existing standards and legislation, to the benefit of people with disabilities and the wider community. People with disabilities should be central to these endeavors.
Through our work to end hunger, we have recognized these ten principles as being fundamental to International Foundation for Fight Against Poverty [IFFFAP].
We challenge ourselves to ensure that each of our strategies builds on these principles.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, including the right to food, health, work and education. The inherent nature of every person is creative, resourceful, self-reliant, responsible and productive.
We must not treat people living in conditions of hunger as beneficiaries, which can crush dignity, but rather as the key resource for ending hunger.
An essential part of ending hunger must be to cause society-wide change towards gender equality.
Women bear the major responsibility for meeting basic needs, yet are systematically denied the resources, freedom of action and voice in decision-making to fulfill that responsibility.
In the face of social suppression, focused and sustained action is required to awaken people to the possibility of self-reliance, to build confidence, and to organize communities to take charge of their own development.
Ending chronic hunger requires action that catalyzes large-scale systemic change.
We must regularly step back — assess our impact within the evolving social/political/economic environment — and launch the highest leverage actions we can to meet this challenge.
Our actions are shaped by, and affect, all other people and our natural environment. Hunger and poverty are not problems of one country or another but are global issues.
We must solve them not as “donors and recipients” but as global citizens, working as coequal partners in a common front to end hunger.
Solutions to ending hunger must be sustainable locally, socially, economically and environmentally.
People’s self-reliance is suppressed by conditions such as corruption, armed conflict, racism and the subjugation of women.
These are all rooted in an age-old and nearly universal patriarchal mindset that must be transformed as part of a fundamental shift in the way society is organized.
Hunger is inextricably linked to a nexus of issues including decent work, health, education, environmental sustainability and social justice.
Only in solving these together will any of them be solved on a sustainable basis.
Individual and community ownership of local development is critical. Actions are most successful if decisions are made close to the people. This requires effective national and local government working in partnership with the people.
Ending hunger requires a new kind of leadership: not top-down, authority-based leadership, but leadership that awakens people to their own power — leadership “with” people rather than leadership “over” people.