Disability Africa is a small UK-based charity that works to improve outcomes for disabled children in Africa. Low levels of education, strong social stigma and a lack of relevant services mean that disabled children are often physically excluded from their communities and live in extreme poverty. Disability Africa addresses this problem with play schemes: sustainable, replicable, low-cost interventions that provide a stimulating educational environment, help to develop coordination and communication skills and, most importantly, change the negative attitudes and low expectations of family members and the wider community. The Fore’s funding will support Disability Africa to expand from two country hubs to five and take steps toward local replication.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2017 Autumn
Location: Outside the UK
Sector: Disability, Youth and education