Source: British High Commission - Yaounde |

Coronavirus - Cameroon: 145 Commonwealth Points of Light

Her Majesty The Queen recognises Cameroonian volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award for service during COVID-19 pandemic

The story of Comfort Mussa - Comfort Mussa is the founder of SISTERSPEAK237, which supports disabled and vulnerable people in Yaounde by coordinating the provision of hand sanitisers and masks, and sharing key messaging around COVID-19. Comfort has also started a project across the seven regions of Cameroon to ensure that…

Source: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) |

Coronavirus - Morocco: In the midst of coronavirus, USAID/Morocco supports distance learning for deaf and hard of hearing students

Increased recognition of Moroccan Sign Language (MSL) as a language by providing training to teachers and administrators on MSL

“When COVID-19 hit Morocco and the schools closed, we quickly shifted to distance learning with the main goal of providing continued learning for our students”, said Mr. Boukili, the inclusive education official at Morocco’s Ministry of Education. “We soon realized we were only focusing on the tip of the iceberg!”…

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Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) hands over 32 motorbikes to Ministry of Social Welfare

The handover of the motorbikes is timely as the current COVID-19 pandemic is presenting yet another threat to the protection and wellbeing of children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Sierra Leone has handed over thirty-two (32) brand new motorbikes to boost the Ministry of Social Welfare’s capacity to provide Psychosocial Support Services in the current COVID-19 response. The motorbikes will be dispatched to Social Workers in all the 16 districts to support…

Amref Health Africa
Source: Amref Health Africa |

Innovate Now Accelerator Programme Seeks Mobile Solutions to Assist Persons with Disabilities

Programme opens submissions for second cohort with focus on mobile as a bridge to assistive technology

Innovate Now (www.atInnovateNow.com), Africa’s first Assistive Technology Accelerator is seeking applications from innovators across the African continent who are dedicated to developing mobile based technologies designed to assist people living with disabilities. The UK Aid-funded programme, which is run by Global Disability Innovation (GDI) Hub (www.DisabilityInnovation.com) and Amref Enterprises Limited,…

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Ghana Rugby helps May 9th Remembered Foundation to extend support

Mensah said that it is ironic that the 19th annual commemoration of the stadium disaster coincides with a time when the call for “safety first” tops the global agenda

The President of Ghana Rugby (http://GhanaRugby.org) and Former Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Mr Herbert Mensah, echoed the COVID-19 call for “Safety First” at the 19th commemoration anniversary of the tragic Accra Sports Stadium disaster that struck on 9 May 2001 in Accra, Ghana. Due to restrictions imposed as a…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Coronavirus – South Africa: Committees inform Department to focus on its Mandate of Monitoring and Evaluation

The department briefed the committees on its annual performance and budget plans for the 2020/21 financial year, and its response to COVID-19

The Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, and the Select Committee on Health and Social Services informed the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities that it needs to focus on its mandate of monitoring and evaluation. The department briefed the committees on its annual performance…

Orange
Source: Orange |

Entries are open for the 10th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East (OSVP)

Awarded by Orange, this prize recognises technological projects with a positive impact that improve living conditions for populations in Africa and the Middle East

Monday 9 March will mark the opening of the 10th Orange Prize for Social Entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East. Until 5 June 2020, entrants will be able to upload their projects to the website https://startup.orange.com/, in the OSVP section. Awarded by Orange (www.Orange.com), this prize recognises technological projects…

Rugby Union Mauritius
Source: Rugby Union Mauritius |

Rugby, a model of sport for all in Mauritius

The Rugby Union Mauritius (RUM) had the privilege of introducing Rugby to children in the city and also to young with disabilities

The Mauritian Rugby Federation (Mauritius.Rugby) continues its colossal development work, rugby is spreading this time in the South East of Mauritius to Trois Boutiques exactly with the aim of developing a new club for 2021 with youngsters from the neighborhood. The Federation in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and…

Source: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) |

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) preparing for major expansion of sports programs for people with disabilities

One country where the ICRC works with disabled athletes is South Sudan

With the goal of increasing sports opportunities and societal acceptance for people with disabilities, the International Committee of the Red Cross is in the midst of a major expansion of its sports programs for people with disabilities. Next year the ICRC will expand its programs into nine new countries*, bringing…