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International Youth Day 2021

The International Youth Day is observed annually every 12 August.  As the theme posits, “transforming food systems: youth innovation for human and planetary health”, we salute all the dedicated youths who have champion the cause of improving food productions through meaningful innovations. From the angle of the disabled communities, Inclusive Friends Association accolades and echoes …

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INEC Commits to Deploy Assistive Voting Devices for Persons with Disabilities

It’s been 16 days and counting, since the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) online pre-registration began by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), about 6,558 registrants have clearly indicated their type of disability. This figures were announced by the Honorable Chairman INEC Prof. Mahmood Yakubu during a meeting with his Resident Electoral Commissioners held today July …

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Inclusive Friends Association Trained Young PWD Advocates on Gender and Disability Based Violence

“Disability has a wide spectrum and covers a whole lot with the evolvement of time.  Some types of disabilities are visible while others are not. Disability experience presents in different degrees of limitations and experience and differs from person to person. Stigma towards persons with disabilities is prevalent in every society and is often traumatizing …

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Inclusive Friends Association seeks’ collaboration with INEC for improved Physical Accessibility in Electoral processes

The huge challenge of physical accessibility remains a scary scourge which attempts to undermine the successes recorded over the years. Physical accessibilities still prevent PWDs from carrying out their civic rights on election day due to the location of polling units where electoral related activities such as polling units and voter registration points are situated. …

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Moving from Tales to Reality as President and State Governors begins appointing PWDs in their cabinets.

It was a thrilling moment as Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) represented by her Executive Director Ms. Gracy Jerry attended the public hearing held at the National Assembly Complex Building on Thursday July 1st, 2021 on the passage of the bill for PWDs’ inclusion in the helm of affairs of the Federal and State government as …

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IFA Gong the Bell as INEC Resumes Continuous Voter Registration

As we witness the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise which has commenced on Monday 28th July 2021, we oblige all persons with Disabilities PWDs who are 18 years and above and first-time voters to take hold of this opportunity and register. This CVR will be different from those in the past, the Independent Electoral Commission …

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How IFA Amplying Voices Project is making Strides towards Inclusive Education

The importance of education cannot be overemphasized. As the adage carries “Education is the bedrock of the society”. It is because the growth of every society depends on the level of education of its citizens. Here is Yahaya Yusuf somewhere in the heart of Gombe, amplifying the voices of children with disabilities who are out …

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Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) seeks Communications / M&E Assistant in Nigeria

Deadline: April 21, 2021.   Inclusive Friends Association (IFA) is seeking to recruit Communications / M&E Assistant. The objective of this role is to monitor field activities based on IFA’s project implementation plan through the organization’s M&E evaluation design for management and accountability functions. Support the organization’s Communications Team with internal and external projects to meet …

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Dana Air Charges A Person with Disability More for Being Disabled

Press Release:   Miss Uzoamaka Stella Ike is a person with a physical disability. With her unique type of disability, she is unable to walk or use her hands, hence, she uses a wheelchair and she is always in the company of personal care attendant (brother). Nevertheless, she works twice as hard as anyone and …

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