Currently, many of them are not able to access quality education, health or work without facing stigma and discrimination.
Sightsavers is working with 15 other international development organisations, disabled people’s organisations and country partners to ensure no one is left behind. We want the same opportunities to exist for everyone.
As part of the Inclusive Futures initiative, we asked jobseekers we’re working with in Kenya, and employees of private sector companies partnering with us in Nigeria, to tell us about their experiences of seeking employment as a person with a disability, and some of the barriers they’ve faced in establishing their careers. Watch the video below for a snapshot of what they told us.
The programme brings together the expertise of 16 global development partners, people with disabilities, and the public and private sectors in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.Visit the website
Inclusive Futures is funded by UK aid. It demonstrates the UK government’s commitment to global leadership on inclusive development by ensuring people with disabilities are central to international development policymaking and programmes.