The organisation has since evolved to become a focus organisation that advocates for the recognition and respect of the rights, socio-economic and political inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and other vulnerable groups in Nigeria and the world. The Foundation contributes to legislative and policy action that promotes the rights, effective mainstreaming, and general well-being of Persons with Disabilities as well.
TAFAfrica envisions an inclusive society where the rights, dignity, and abilities of persons with disabilities are recognized and respected
Our mission is to provide crucial progressive ideas and opinions on disability matters, advocate for the inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities and educate the society on issues of disabilities in Nigeria and the world.
Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) face a range of challenges and barriers that limit their ability to fully participate in the society.
These challenges can include limited access to education, healthcare, employment, and systemic exclusion from mainstream governance and developmental processes, as well as discrimination, stigmatization, and lack of social inclusion.
We believe that empowering Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) is a crucial step towards creating a more inclusive and equitable society. Our theory of change is built on the following principles:
We believe that raising awareness about the challenges faced by PWDs is the first step toward creating a more inclusive society.
This includes increasing public knowledge about disabilities, their causes, and the impact they have on individuals and communities.
We believe that making the physical and social environment more accessible to PWDs is essential to their empowerment.
This includes removing physical barriers to access, such as steps and narrow doorways, as well as creating more inclusive
social structures that accommodate the needs and preferences of PWDs.
We believe that advocating for the rights and needs of PWDs is essential to creating a more inclusive society.
This includes promoting policies and programs that support PWDs and working to eliminate discriminatory practices and attitudes.
We believe that providing education and training to PWDs is key to their empowerment. This includes providing access to quality education, vocational training, and other learning opportunities that can help PWDs develop the skills and knowledge they need to thrive.
We believe that partnering with other organizations and stakeholders is essential to achieving our goal of empowering PWDs. This includes working with disability organizations, government agencies, and other stakeholders to develop collaborative solutions that promote the inclusion and empowerment of PWDs.
Persons with disabilities in Africa account for about 15% of its 1.3 billion population. In Nigeria, the estimated number of persons with disabilities is about 25 to 30 million persons. Unfortunately, persons with disabilities in Nigeria and other African countries face a myriad of challenges, including discrimination, social exclusion, and even targeted attacks. One of the keyways TAFAfrica is making a difference is through its education and advocacy programs. We provide a unique quality of resources and support to donors, OPDS, development organizations, and public institutions who desire to support causes to improve disability inclusion. By working to change the perception of disability, TAFAfrica is helping to create a more inclusive society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
The primary objective of TAFAfrica is to promote disability inclusion in various aspects of society. We believe that every person deserves equal access to education, employment, healthcare, and social activities, regardless of their disability status.
To achieve this objective, TAFAfrica, with support from its partners, implements various programs and initiatives that aim to create awareness about disability issues, promote inclusive policies and practices, and empower people with disabilities to participate fully in society.
The goals of TAFAfrica include promoting disability inclusion in various aspects of society, empowering people with disabilities to achieve their full potential, and creating awareness about disability issues.
TAFAfrica also seeks to strengthen the capacity of disability-focused organizations, advocate for inclusive policies and practices, and support research and innovation in the field of disability inclusion.
As a foundation (an organization), we are committed to every effort that aims at building a world where people with disabilities can participate fully in education, employment, governance, and social activities, with their rights fully protected, and where they are not discriminated against or stigmatized.
Another key goal of TAFAfrica is to collaborate with public and private sector institutions to improve accessibility and promote disability inclusion in their operations. The foundation believes that creating a culture of disability inclusion requires a concerted effort from all stakeholders, including governments, businesses, civil society organizations, and individuals.
AFAfrica also aims to build strategic partnerships with other organizations and stakeholders to maximize its impact and achieve its goals. Overall, TAFAfrica’s goals reflect its commitment to promoting disability inclusion and creating a more inclusive, equitable, and just society.
By supporting and investing in TAFAfrica, you will be helping to provide education, and healthcare, and enhance the civil rights of persons with disabilities. You will also be helping to break the barriers of discrimination and exclusion that persons with disabilities face, and creating an inclusive society for all. We urge you to therefore support TAFAfrica today. Through one-time donations, regular support, grant, and volunteer work, you will be making a difference in the lives of children, women, and other persons with disabilities. Together we can create a more inclusive and equitable world for all.