Job Creation for Disabled/Disadvantaged Youth

by Friends of the Disabled

Summary

We seek to address and eradicate the poverty of disabled/disadvantaged youths who have been discriminated out of development activities and economic survival.
$38,500
total goal
$37,924
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.fotd.8m.net

Organization Information

Friends of the Disabled

Location: Lagos Island, Lagos State - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​www.friendsofthedisabledng.org

Funded Project!

Thanks to 4 donors like you, a total of $576 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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