Enlightening and Empowering People with Disabilities in Africa
As we are enlightened, we are empowered.
eepdAfrica is a voluntary Non Governmental Organization directed and staffed by volunteers with and without disabilities. Using the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) as a guide, we analyze policies, create awareness, advocate and influence change in favor of people with disabilities in Africa, and liaise with individuals and organizations in their countries to work towards equality of opportunities by using universal designs.
Building an Accessible School in Ghana
2014 Bridge Project Slideshow
Accessible Schools Project
How can children with disabilities be empowered if they don't go to school? In Ghana, most school structures and curriculums are not accessible for students with disabilities. This leads to unequal access to education, discrimination, and diminished life outcomes for these children. eepdAfrica is working to bring the first inclusive educational environment to Ghana with the Accessible Schools Project. This new school will be built on a 20-acre parcel of land using the principles of Universal Design.