The KidsABILITY Initiative started in 2016 as an outreach of Perl D’Afriq Concepts in Southern Nigeria; an arts craft social enterprise founded by Deborah Brown to showcase the creativity of Africans.
The Project was extended to Ghana in 2017, in collaboration with Centre for the Employment of Persons with Disabilities and Ghana Disability Council, focusing implementation on showcasing the creativity of children with disabilities.
In 2018, the project was supported by British Council Nigeria, Action Aid, Cedar Seed Foundation, Universal Basic Education Board and other strategic partners to scale up impact in Nigeria (Abuja). In 2019 the project was supported by the US Department of State to implement activities in Sierra Leone. These collaborations extended the impact of KidsABILITY Initiative to reach more children and their families.
Increasingly, the project’s advocacy component “#LetPWDsThrive” has reached thousands of online audience; increasing awareness on the rights and abilities of persons with special needs and influencing contributors and gatekeepers to take on initiatives to foster a resilient, inclusive and enabling community, for PWDs to thrive and fufill their life potentials.
Our Mission & Vision
To influence policies and practice across Africa that fosters a safe, supportive and enabling community for persons with special needs to thrive.
Showcase the creativity of children with special needs through co creational arts and craft exposure and built technology workshops, inspiring and engaging participants to proffer functional solutions to social needs while raising awareness on their abilities and rights.
The overarching purpose of KidsABILITY is to raise advocacies to stakeholders within the education sector on inclusive education through an increased awareness creation on the abilities of children and young persons with special needs.
Our partners have worked with us to deliver ever more innovative, effective and successful projects and programmes and their support has been vital in achieving our Mission and Vision.
Become a volunteer
We have a place for you, Volunteer today to deliver fulfilment to a world of possibilities. #LetPWDsThrive