20 disabled persons to benefit from digital hub
According to Project Enable Africa, which has selected 20 young persons with disabilities as Fellows, they will be the first beneficiaries of the training opportunities at the Hub.
Beside these young fellows, the executive members and leaders of the various disability cluster groups will also be trained by Project Enable in an organisational development workshop to provide institutional strengthen for the Lagos disability community.
In addition, the initiative is poised at promoting access to ICT skills, empowering persons with disability and reducing poverty and gender violence while improving access to education and decent work.
The hub was recently unveiled at the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) Agege, Lagos.
The initiative, project enable, seeks to promote the empowerment and social inclusion of persons with disabilities. “It will provide volunteer opportunities to young people with disabilities, while serving as a center for their continuous development in entrepreneurship”, said team lead, Project Enable, Olusola Owonikoko.
According to 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and 2014 Fellow of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), project enable is through the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF), “68 grants of up to $25,000 each were awarded in 2017 to U.S government exchange alumni teams worldwide including Project Enable, to support their public service projects.”
“The Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) was created by the U.S. Department of State created in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values.
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