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.
Founded in 2012, eepdAfrica champions the cause of its members to be treated with dignity in full participation in community life both locally and globally. We consult policy makers and duty bearers in dialogue to change the existing barriers for persons with disabilities in all spheres of life. eepdAfrica empowers and ensures that persons with disabilities in Africa enjoy their rights enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as policies and laws in their constitutions without any discrimination.
eepdAfrica envisions enlightening and empowering people with disabilities and others, in all cases by advocacy, education, mentoring and networking with PWDs locally and globally for an independent and self sufficient life.
eepdAfrica is the only voluntary change agents group existing in Africa to promote the welfare and dignity of persons with disabilities through free consultations, Policy analysis, advocacy, education and awareness creations for a positive change.
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.