Beautiful Gate Handicap people centre train stakeholders on Advocacy for persons with Disability.

Beautiful Gate Handicap Centre Trains Stakeholders on Disability Advocacy in Jos

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By Philemon Obeze

Start here: A two-day training programme aimed at equipping stakeholders with the knowledge and skills to advocate for persons with disabilities has been held in Jos, Nigeria.

Details: The Beautiful Gate Handicap Centre organised the training, which focused on understanding and accepting differences, inclusive education, accessibility, and advocacy.

Participants included lecturers from the University of Jos, school administrators, media practitioners, and social media influencers.

Facilitators included Prof. Lengnen Jurmang from the Department of Special Education at the University of Jos, Ambassador Odinaka Kingsley, a disability rights advocate and Diamond Chidozie, Chief Admin at the Beautiful Gate Handicap Centre.

The training aimed to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to promote inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities in their various spheres of work.

During the programme, the facilitators highlighted the need for regular schools to accept children with special needs and for organisations to employ people with disabilities and provide accessible facilities.

Why it matters: Disability is a long-term physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory impairment that hinders full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

People with disabilities have been discriminated against, stigmatised, and denied opportunities due to societal barriers.

Inclusive education, accessibility, and advocacy are crucial for promoting equal opportunities and participation for people with disabilities.

By empowering participants with this knowledge and skills, we hope to create a more inclusive and accessible society for people with disabilities


Know more: The training programme is part of a larger initiative to promote disability inclusion and accessibility in Nigeria.

Based in Jos, The Beautiful Gate Handicap Centre is a leading organisation in the country working to promote the rights and inclusion of people with disabilities.

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