A MAN BECOME A SOURCE OF HOPE TO PEOPLE WITH
DISABILITIES AFTER HE LOST HIS LIMBS

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GIVING HOPE TO CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Lagos Danfo Driver Who Lost Both Of His Legs In
A Road Accident, But Continues His Job

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WE RING THE BELL amplifies sound education
and inclusion of youngsters with disabilities.

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THERE IS BEAUTY IN EVERY DISABILITY

The Qualitative Magazine is an educative, empowerment and informative disability advocacy magazine championed by persons with disabilities designed to showcase abilities in disabilities to change the public mindset about disability and constructively carry out campaigns of the causes such as wars/pogroms, accidents, diseases and polio.

NEWS

Jigawa doles out N4bn to people with disabilities

The Jigawa State Rehabilitation Board says it has paid N4 billion Social Security Allowance to no fewer than 4,050 Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDAs) in the state. The Jigawa State Rehabilitation Board says it has paid N4 billion Social Security Allowance to no fewer than 4,050 Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDAs) in the state. Alhaji […]

Disabilities Act: Stakeholders to engage NGOs, MDAs on domestication

by DIANA OMUEZA Uyo (Akwa-Ibom) April 11, 2019 Stakeholders in the fight for the implementation of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act say they are set to engage other stakeholders on domestication of the Act. The stakeholders said they would engage NGOs, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for the domestication of the Act at […]

Senator Dino Melaye join Irede Foundation’s walk to give life back to amputee children

Irede foundation on Saturday 13th April, 2019 in Abuja organized a walk known as OUT ON A LIMB. OUT ON A LIMB is programme put together by Irede foundation, a Non Govermental Organization that focused on giving hope, joy and life back to children who lost their limb by ensuring that they acquire prosthesis to […]

NGO Protests Handling Of Child Abuse Cases In Nigeria

By Grace Fadahson, Orjime Moses  The Child Protect Network (CPN), a nongovernmental organisation, has expressed concern over the case management of alleged child abuse at Kuje School of the Deaf and the demolition of an orphanage home in Kubwa by the committee inaugurated by the minister of Education into the matter. The group’s national coordinator, […]

$5.7million grant to fight polio in Nigeria

Federal Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole on Wednesday presented a symbolic cheque of $5.7 million to Dr. Tunji Funsho of Rotary International as a grant to UNICEF for polio eradication activities in Nigeria for a period of one year. In a ceremony which took place in the office of the minister, Dr. Tunji received […]

FG inaugurates technical committee to review national policy on albinism

The Federal Government has inaugurated a technical committee to review the national policy on albinism. The committee is expected to identify issues that need to be addressed to safeguard the welfare of the people living with albinism and optimise their participation in national economy. Albinos are often victims of segregation, stigmatization and discrimination, fueled by […]

COVER STORY

THERE IS BEAUTY IN EVERY DISABILITY

Helen Halima Makama is the face of Kpankpando foundation 2017. She was born in Jos, plateau state thirty six (36) years ago by Mr. Danlami Makama and Mrs. Anna Bankat. She is from Jos South L.G.A. and the only daughter in a family of six, all her siblings are boys. She attended Patmon Nursery and primary school, Narayi, Girls High School Gindiri, Jos 1994-2000, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 2001-2007 where she acquired a degree in Urban & Regional Planning. She was enrolled in the mandatory NYSC in 2008. She is a member of Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP). The face of Kpankpando Foundation in 2017 and recently her reign was extended to 2019 because the competition for the face of Kpankpando Foundation did not hold in 2018 because the founder of the foundation Senator Osita Izunaso’s mother died few days to the anniversary of the foundation, which normally ushers in a new face of the foundation.

Queen Helen is a renowned disability advocate and ambassador, one of the pioneers of the recently passed Nigerian disability prohibition bill (a bill that is expected to be established by UN member countries in furtherance of UN Convention on the rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)) which awaits the assent of the President. She is also propagating the SDGs, Vision 2030 for mainstreaming people with disabilities in these programmes.

In this interview, she shares with us how her disability occurred, her achievements as the face of Kpankpando Foundation and life aspirations.

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INTERVIEW

I’m working to be a renowned model and actor on a wheelchair- Greg Simon

Greg Simon was born into the family of Late/Mrs Simon M. Kazashshim on 30th June, 1991 in Fadia Bakut at Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna state. He is the last born from his own mother in a polygamous home, his mother had Eight children, four of his siblings died so he was left […]

Giving Hope To Children With Special Needs

The Engraced Ones is prayer support and advocacy initiative established three years exactly at April, 2015. The group is comprised of parents of children with special needs and other adults who love children with special needs. The main purpose of this group is to rally round one another as parents of these children and to […]

It is sad, the level of discrimination and gross neglect of Nigerians with disabilities

Mr. Gboyega Ibukun Alesinloye is an assiduous person with disabilities with an impeccable achievement. Four two years ago Mr. Gboyega in Ebute Meta area of Lagos State was born into a humble of Mr. J.K Alesinloye and Late Mrs.M. M, Alesinloye with four other siblings Mrs Funmilola Joesph, Pastor Olakunle Alesinloye, Olasupo Alesinloye and Sunday […]

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9 WAYS TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY OF YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

By Mcdonald Odijie There is every reason to take advantage of your morning routines. Because we are always more productive after we wake up, taking advantage of the morning will prove beneficial in the short and long term. Waking up feeling successful is the best way to start your day. Following a system of taking charge […]

CHALLENGES & PROSPECTS OF DEAF STUDENTS IN HIGHER INSTITUTIONS

 BY COMR.YUSUF KUMO yusufkumo191@gmail.com Before going straight in this article, let me begin with the subject matter by giving a clear definition of each concept in the subject, to critically examine the challenges confronting the concepts in the subject matter and to finally suggest some possible solutions regarding the subject matter. The term “Deaf” has […]

People with albinism face multiple forms of discrimination worldwide

by Muyiwa Abegunde Albinism is still profoundly misunderstood, socially and medically. The physical appearance of persons with albinism is often the object of erroneous beliefs and myths influenced by superstition, which foster their marginalization and social exclusion. This leads to various forms of stigma and discrimination. In some communities, erroneous beliefs and myths, heavily influenced […]

ENTERTAINMENT :: HEALTH

5 WAYS TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

By Mcdonald Odijie Pregnancy can be an exciting time for both expectant mothers and their families as they prepare to bring a new life into the world. However, pregnancy often brings unexpected complications that can cause quite a bit of discomfort for the mother to be. One of the biggest complaints is back pain and […]

Healthcare providers accuse HMOs of high indebtedness, impunity

By Angela Onwuzoo  …List way forward for NHIS To  realise the objective of the National Health Insurance Scheme  in  making quaulity health care available to Nigerians at an affordable cost, healthcare providers  in the country, under the aegis of Health Care Providers Association of Nigeria, have  listed grey areas  requiring urgent  government attention  for the scheme to move  forward . The healthcare providers decried  the irregularities […]

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5 WAYS TO RELIEVE BACK PAIN DURING PREGNANCY

By Mcdonald Odijie Pregnancy can be an exciting time for both expectant mothers and their families as they prepare to bring a new life into the world. However, pregnancy often brings unexpected complications that can cause quite a bit of discomfort for the mother to be. One of the biggest complaints is back pain and […]