IFFFAP creates a platform for disability foster homes and experts in the sector to share their knowledge & skills with smaller and emerging Disabled centres to enhance their understanding & knowledge, transfer skills to them, enable them to cover new geographies & to improve the quality of intervention for Persons with Disability.
IFFFAP works in unison with the Government to co-create an extensive working system at the community level and develops processes, structures and systems for effective inclusion of Persons with Disability (PWDs) and improves the quality of support for PWDs, parents, care givers & other stake holders. Our goal is to develop a working relationship, processes, & systems for speedy implementation of different Acts and their provisions.
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.
Our driving vision is of an inclusive world in which we are all able to live a life of health, comfort, and dignity. We invite you to use the evidence in this report to help this vision become a reality.
Children with disabilities in Africa are among the most neglected groups in the policy domain as well as in the private sphere. The majority of these children face enormous economic, political, and social barriers that have an adverse impact on their physical, social and intellectual development and wellbeing. Many of them do not have access to the most basic needs such as health services and education, experience multiple deprivations even within their family and are invisible in national policy agenda.
The Significant Role IFFFAP Played in the lives of disabilities:
IFFFAP play a major role in the lives of the disables including providing a voice of their own, identifying needs, expressing views on priorities, evaluating services and advocating change and public awareness. As a vehicle of self development, IFFFAP also provide the opportunity to develop skills in the negotiation process, organizational abilities, mutual support, information sharing and often vocational skills and opportunities. In view of their vital importance in the process of participation, it is imperative that their development be encouraged.
IFFFAP also engages with Civil Society organizations, Corporates and the media to work towards bringing a change of mind sets and building an enabling environment for inclusion of Persons with disabilities (PWDs) at different levels.
We do this by identifying and creating forums:
- For discussions on disability issues
- To build networks with media & opinion makers
- To promote disability issues in seeking support
- To reach out to those un-reached
- Towards increasing association between NGOs, Corporates & other civil society organizations