Joint National Association of Persons with Disability

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JONAPWD is an umbrella organization of persons with disability established in Nigeria to promote the rights and development of Nigerians with disabilities. The organization was established in 1992, to represent the interests of the teeming population of persons with disabilities at the local and international level. JONAPWD is a full-fledged member of the International body called Disabled People’s International (DPI). It serves as a link between Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in Nigeria and the international community. JONAPWD is currently composed of six disabled groups which are the Blind, the physically disabled, the deaf, the intellectually impaired, those with spinal cord injuries, and leprosy victims.

Mission, Vision & Core Values

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A society where equality social justice and rights of persons with disabilities are guaranteed.

MISSION STATEMENT

To attain a society where equity social justice and rights of persons with disabilities are guaranteed through specific projects, advocacy  and partnership with relevant stakeholders.

COMMUNIQUE AT THE END OF A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP ON 2015 ELECTIONS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES HELD AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL, FCT, ABUJA  20TH JULY, 2015 Click to download

 

CORE VALUE

  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Commitment
  • Inclusion
  • Partnership

"When you have a disability, knowing that you are not defined by it is the sweetest feeling." - Anne Wafula Strike

I SUPPORT INCLUSIVE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN NIGERIA

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Image of i support inclusive education for children with disabilities in Nigeria

Image of i support inclusive education for children with disabilities in Nigeria

Image of i support inclusive education for children with disabilities in Nigeria

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Press Release

News & Events

International Disability Day

United Nations (UN) International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually held on December 3 to focus on issues that affect people with disabilities.

White Cane Day

White Cane Safety Day is celebrates blind and visually impaired people's achievements in the United States on October 15 every year. It also reminds people about the how the white cane is an important tool in helping the blind and the visually impaired live with greater independence.

World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day is annually observed around the world on the last Sunday of January.

"If disabled people were truly heard, an explosion of knowledge of the human body and psyche would take place." -Susan Wendell