The Hope Inspired Foundation for Women and Youth (HIFWY) implemented the Changing the Dialogue Project with funding from the US Department of States through the US Mission in Nigeria and the Mandela Washington Fellowship Young Africa Leaders Initiative (MWF/YALI) programme. For a successful project implementation, the Foundation partnered with the Mobility and Accessibility Aids Resource Development Centre (MAARDEC), Verdanzeal Marketting and Communications LTD and Fellows of the MWF/YALI programme to foster Fellow collaboration. This report covers the activities and the successful outcomes recorded as a result of the project and the impact on the lives of youths with Disabilities in Nigeria.
Changing the Dialogue project is aimed at redefining Disability by showing life stories of the day to day functioning of a Person with Disability in the work environment, and general navigation in society. Promoting their inclusion in Nigeria’s workforce and engendering positive attitudinal change through practical enlightenment of how Youths With Disabilities can be effectively integrated into the workplace and other aspects of society.
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You make a difference and definite impact in the life of many Nigerian women/girls and Youths particularly those with Disabilities, when you donate your time, talent, equipment or money to their Empowerment. HIF has three categories of partnership which are Financial partnership, Resource Partnership. Volunteer partnership. Hope Inspired Foundation encourages partners who will contribute their knowledge, talent, skills and time towards achieving our goals and vision. We encourage new ideas and initiatives on how to better serve our beneficiaries.
Most stories that reach mainstream audiences about disability require the person to “overcome” it. You’ve seen the headlines: “Paralyzed bride walks down the aisle” or “Paralyzed student walks on graduation day.”