- Organization Name:Ability-in-Disability Initiative
- Address:#4 River Lane, GRA
P. O. Box 3665
Our mission is to inform, educate and empower women, youths and people with disabilities around good governance, fundamental rights consiouness, peace building and social entrepreneurship related paths through the providing of quality education, leadership training, enhancement of skills acquisition opportunities, access to information, health-care services, the use innovative technologies to address emerging needs in friendly environmental manners, financial, legal and psychological assistance and generally, to conserve, protect and preserve the environment.
Ability-in-Disability Initiative is a tax-exempt, non-political, not-for-profit, non-sectarian, charitable, non-governmental organization. It was established and duly incorporated in Nigeria with Registration #CAC/IT/NO. 24053 on the 14th day of June, 2007. The organization’s area of operation covers the six Geo-political Regions of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. On 9th January, 2008 the organization was issued with a Tax Exemption Certificate #ED: 768/2008/01 by the Federal Inland Revenue Services in accordance with the Companies Income Tax Act, Cap. 60, LFN (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990). Ability-in-Disability Initiative is a duly recognized Rotary Community Corps (RCC) jointly sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Enugu City Layout and the Rotary Club of Independence Layout, Enugu, Rotary International, District 9140 and accordingly, it was issued with the Rotary International Rotary Community Corps Certificate of Organization on the 26th day of October, 2009.
The organization was founded to promote and encourage education, skills acquisition, ICT, computer literacy and information technology awareness; to conserve, protect and preserve the environment; to provide for men, women and children in distress and ill-health, and to advance gender equality, fight against diseases, hunger, poverty and corruption and more importantly, to foster the development of all useful hidden talents, abilities and creative powers among disabled people of all kinds. Membership of the organization is open and voluntary.
Ability-in-Disability Initiative has a strong background of work in fundamental rights awareness campaigns, community development as well as health and wellness services. For example, Between July, 2007 and June, 2008, the organization successfully carried out HIV/AIDS Education for Girls in Tertiary Instructions in South-East, Nigeria. 3,000 female undergraduates from 8 Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in the region directly benefited from the program. As a result of this project, 100 young girls aged 18-35 inclusive of 7 persons with disabilities have indicated their interest in our organization and have actually registered with the organization as volunteers. We have equally provided basic counseling for over 30 commercial sex workers in Enugu Metropolis on how to protect themselves and their clients from HIV. These projects were wholly funded by Ability-in-Disability Initiative. Also during the period under review, we established a Computer Lab with High Speed Internet access to ease access to information and computer training for members of our community, especially youths with disabilities. Again, between January and June, 2009 this organization constructed a Water Borehole and carried out a Water and Sanitation Project for Ogba Community in Uzo-Uwani L.G.A. It trained selected members of the community on the management, and security and maintenance of equipments with regard to the borehole before handing over the project to the community to ensure sustainability of the project. The project still supports prolific clean drinking water supply for the community. The project has in no small measure reduced waterborne diseases, improved health and wellbeing of the community.
- Year established:2007
- Organization type:Grantseeker
- Country of registration:Other
Types of funding being sought (i.e. funding type)
- None specified
Program areas of focus and activity (i.e. funding cause)
- None specified
Geographic areas of focus and activity (i.e. geographic area)
- None specified