March 1, 2018

Advocacy visit

According to the United Nation’s data, 15 percent of the world’s population are people living with disabilities. Today, there are arguably over 20 million Nigerians with disabilities and 90 percent of these, with the majority in the rural areas, have not seen the four walls of a classroom and are not aware of the opportunity to come out of the shackles of self pity, deprivation and relegation. NAPVID therefore embarks on regular tours to the countryside and metropolis as part of our community advocacy to sensitize the inhabitants and to serve as beacon of hope to these deprived physically challenged persons and their relatives. Furthermore, we constantly interface with the organized sector (both public and private) non-governmental organizations, institutions and individuals to give disability matters prominence in policy formulation and implementation. These advocacy steps are revolutionary efforts in our conscious attempt to constructively engage the Nigerian system to establish a regime of parity and prosperity for persons with disabilities, by accentuating their constitutionally guaranteed rights above institutional and individual charity or benevolence.