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    Weʼve raised £765 to Kick start a Disability in Wales and Africa fund to enable Welsh development agencies to engage with African disabled people's groups.

    Llangynidr, United Kingdom
    Funded on Monday, 31st October 2016

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    Paul Lindoewood, of Disability in Wales and Africa (DWA), is starting a fund to help Welsh development agencies engage with disabled people in Africa. He will compete the Cardiff Half Marathon (October 2nd), using two powered wheelchairs, in 4 hours under the slogan "Nothing About Us Without Us".

    DWA started in 2010, to promote the needs of disabled communities within a sector called Wales Africa. This is a group of 140+ Welsh organisations who in different ways support projects in Africa. At the time the UN Millennium Development Goals did not recognize the needs of disabled people. Additionally within Wales Africa, disability was rarely considered.

    By 2016, the new Sustainable Development Goals were recognising the needs of disabled people within international and community development. Also a growing number of Wales Africa projects were incorporating disability as part of their work. However, this often focuses on developing services for, rather than with, disabled people.

    DWA believes that if disabled people are to experience good services, and real social change, development initiatives must engage with their representative organisations. They need to be active partners, not just beneficiaries, of the system. This applies equally in both Wales and Africa. However, many small Welsh partners struggle to justify the extra expense of finding out and negotiating with such organisations within an African context. This fund would hope to assist in this area.

    Although DWA supports disability specific projects, an important outcome of this initiative is to have disabled people's needs established within each Wales Africa activity. Examples of such activities include Maternal and Community Health and projects relating to Education, Schools, the Environment and Livelihood. The crucial question from the fund will be how are disabled people, and their organisations, being included in the project? This question could apply to both Welsh and African partners.



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      • Broni & David

        Broni & David

        Oct 17, 2016

        Good for you Paul! Sorry we've been so slow, but we were rooting for you on the day - & you DID IT!!


      • Colin


        Oct 15, 2016

        Well done, Paul, it is not something which I would be attempting.


      • Ru Hartwell

        Ru Hartwell

        Oct 12, 2016


      • David HALL

        David HALL

        Oct 11, 2016


      • Anonymous


        Oct 11, 2016


      • Yvonne Sewell and family

        Yvonne Sewell and family

        Oct 10, 2016

        Well done!


      • Lucy Robertson

        Lucy Robertson

        Oct 8, 2016

        Well done Paul.


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      Paul Lindoewood

      Paul Lindoewood

      Llangynidr, United Kingdom

      I use a wheelchair, have limited dexterity, and communication impairments. After 9 years working with disabled people in Kenya, I founded Disability in Wales and Africa to promote disability to Welsh development organisations. Our slogan is Nothing About Us Without Us.

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