Ability Africa Foundation (AAF) is a non-governmental organization which was registered in 2015 under societies ACT CAP 108, laws of Kenya.
It champions for the rights of persons with disabilities and other vulnerabilities or marginalized groups in Kenya to fulfill and reach their potential. We work in education, community empowerment, livelihood, and health and above all we strive to promote inclusion through inclusive education.
We strive to create a society where everyone is equally valued and given opportunity to thrive and realize their full potential.
AAF is carrying out campaigns and advocacy programmes which target the communities and duty bearers to ensure that rights issues affecting children and adults with special needs/ disabilities are treated as human rights issues. Child protection is yet another advocacy area focused by AAF .
AAF is currently running Girl’s Education Challenge Transition project which supports disabled girls transiting from primary/secondary to attend vocational training. We work in five sub-counties in Nyanza region; Kisumu, Siaya, Migori, Kuria and Mbita.
Society where everyone is equally valued with opportunity to reach their potential.
To enable persons with special needs and disabilities improve on the quality of their lives.
Our Core Values
- Equity and Inclusion
- Innovation and a sense of hope
Ability Africa Foundation development interventions are anchored and guided by for core program pillars;
- Building capacities of learners and their teachers to mainstream inclusive education and adaptive learning environment for disabled children in primary, secondary and tertiary learning institutions in Kenya.
- Building capacities of school Board of management and education stakeholders to mainstream policies that promote infrastructural modification that facilitate mobility and utility of learning facilities within the school environments
- Supporting youth to access technical skills through Technical Vocational Education Trainings on various trade courses that enable them to transit to job market with the right skill sets and also create their own employment opportunities.
- Supporting learners both with and without disabilities to gain knowledge on career choices, life skills that equip them with the right capacities to make informed decisions choices in their career and social lives.
- Lobbying and advocacy with education rights holder to formulate policies that are pro-disability and inclusion in learning environments.
- Community empowerment
- Working with Parents Support Groups (PSGs) of disabled children to enhance their capacities on economic empowerment through capacity building on business management skills, savings and loaning and income generating activities (IGAs)
- Building capacities of parents on disabilities and being responsive to disability challenges affecting their children by training them on sign language, skills in handling autistic, epileptic and other forms of disabilities within their school going children.
- Training communities on children’s rights with emphasis on disability rights and protection of disabled children at household levels.
- Networking and partnerships
Ability Africa Foundation (AAF) beliefs in formulating strategic and strong development partnerships and collaborations for effective networking that add value to the development focus of the organization. AAF is open to working together with like-minded organizations and donor partners to propel the development needs of the communities that it services.
AAF recently joined Gender Based Voice Prevention Network in Uganda anticipating to harvest knowledge and skills on preventing gender based violence issues affecting women and girls with disabilities in Kenya. AAF also partners with Leonard Cheshire Disability in implementing the Girls Education Challenge and transition project (GEC-T project) funded by DFID in Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori Counties in Kenya.
Update: AAF is currently pursuing new partnership arrangement with National Union of Women living with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) to jointly undertake interventions that will raise the voices of disabled women in decision making, participation and reduce stigmatization and discrimination.