We seek to address and eradicate the poverty of disabled/disadvantaged youths who have been discriminated out of development activities and economic survival.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Disability is seen as a taboo in Nigeria and people with disabilities are sometimes connected with evil spirits and are discriminated against. Our beneficiaries are poor disabled youths whom have deprived of the right to education and other development activities. Our center teaches vocational skills in shoe-making, tailoring, welding and fabrication, poultry and computer training among others. Due to stigma, there are few chances of employment. We need financial support to create jobs for them.
How will this project solve this problem?
Job creation for self employment; Education and skill acquisition for sustainable living; A fulltime staff knowledgeable in IT/ Computer science and a support staff will be employed.
Potential Long Term Impact
Reintegration of disabled youth into society; Extension of knowledge of information technology to disabled youths; Change the belief in society that disabled people are unemployable; Establishment of respect and self esteem in the disabled community
Total Funding Received to Date: $576
Funding Policy: partial
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $576 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $38,500.