Monthly Archives: October 2013
In continuation of our journey since 2003, HANDEF in 2005 did not relent in putting smiles on the faces of the people living with disabilities with activities such as; presentation of Nigerians with Disabilities Bill to the Senate, two children from School for the Blind, Owo, Ondo state regained their sight. That was indeed a watershed experience for us. There is more, we say a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Our soap opera that was showcased in 2004 still carried ripples into 2005. Look, enjoy and join us.
By December 18, 2013 Handicapped Education Foundation (HANDEF) will be 10 years old. Our Journey has been very eventful and enriching in the experiences that we have had.
This week, we will start serializing aspects of our journey in the coming weeks on our blog.
We invite you to join us, share with us and send your comments as well.
IT’S TEN YEARS ALREADY!!
All too soon, ten years have gone by since our Foundation, the Handicapped Education Foundation, was launched with a resolve to intervene in the affairs of people living with disabilities in the society. The journey so far has been quite challenging, eye-opening, heart-warming, and all-in-all, very satisfying.
We set out to highlight their plight and to make a difference in whatever way we thought was necessary. This simple intent has taken us on an exciting journey that has touched more than 5000 lives.
First and foremost, we had to do a lot of sensitisation and awareness campaigns as regards the everyday problems faced by our focal group. It is no secret that people generally have a lot of misgivings about people living with disabilities. However, it is hard to imagine the scale of the superstitious beliefs about them. Many hide them at home for fear of ‘tainting’ the family name. Transporters will not pick them up in their cars and buses, making mobility even more challenging. There are so many complications arising from all these misguided beliefs and they rob people with disabilities of a fair shot at normal lives.