Taking control of their own future

We are so pleased with Young Africa's partnership with Light for the World in Mozambique to train youths with disabilities in skills. And so proud of the youths who graduated. Their success is our impact! With the advice of Light for the World, Young Africa Mozambique has adapted their already existing training schedules in agriculture, dressmaking, welding, and culinary arts by reducing the barriers that have kept young people with disabilities from studying alongside their peers. To overcome physical inaccessibility, two new fully accessible hostels were constructed to accommodate 128 young people, and one existing hostel was renovated to meet the new requirements. The training centres now include a new accessible cafeteria, classrooms equipped with accessible furniture, lowered door locks and light switches for wheelchair users, and accessible lavatories. Moreover, accessibility audits were established by Light for the World to ensure that there is a monitoring process in place.

Light for the World has nominated this project for the 'Most Innovative Practices in the field of accessibility', organised by the Zero Project. We are so pleased to announce that we are one of the initiatives in the world to be acknowledged! 

Read the article of Light for the World here.
Read our nomination for the Zero Project here. 

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