Save the Children International Joins Forces with African Disability Forum to Empower Children with Disabilities

In a significant stride towards empowering children with disabilities across Africa, Save the Children International (SCI) embarked on a pivotal visit to the African Disability Forum (ADF) headquarters in Addis Ababa on February 28, 2024.

The meeting served as a platform for both organizations to delve into a comprehensive discussion, shedding light on their respective missions and the collective endeavor to address the needs of people with disabilities, with a specific focus on children. Central to the dialogue was the ongoing partnership between SCI and ADF through the Civil Society Strengthening programme, in which ADF plays an integral role.

One of the highlights of the conversation was the forthcoming International Conference on Disability, spearheaded by ADF and slated for next month. The ADF team extended an invitation to SCI to engage and collaborate in various capacities, including financial and technical support.

SCI expressed profound enthusiasm for deepening collaboration with ADF, recognizing the critical importance of collective efforts in championing the rights and well-being of children with disabilities. Moreover, SCI affirmed its commitment to contributing to the conference and leveraging its resources to bolster the initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges faced by children with disabilities.

The meeting culminated with mutual acknowledgment and appreciation, as both parties affirmed their dedication to fostering a more inclusive and equitable society for children with disabilities. As SCI steps forward in its partnership with ADF, it underscores a shared commitment to championing the rights and dignity of every child, regardless of ability.

Through collaborative endeavours and unwavering dedication, SCI and ADF are poised to effect transformative change, ensuring that children with disabilities are not only heard but also empowered to thrive in a world that celebrates diversity and inclusivity.

In the image five people from ADF and Save the Children pose near an ADF banner.
Pictured above Bethelehem Zewde (ADF), Abebaw Abebe (ADF), Solomon Gezahegn (SCI), Rachael Amondi (SCI), Shitaye Astawes (ADF)
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