Action Network for the Disabled’s mission is to advance and advocate for equal opportunities for young people with disabilities, through promoting proactive social and economic participation.
What do they do?
Action Network for the Disabled (ANDY) is dedicated to achieving equality, inclusion and empowerment of young people with disabilities in Kenya and seeks to mainstream them into all aspects of daily life. ANDY’s work focuses mainly at the grassroots level, where they operate to reach and raise the voices of children and young people with disabilities at a national and international level.
ANDY advocate for equal opportunities through promoting proactive social and economic participation and involving young people with disabilities in development and decision-making processes. Key areas of focus include education, employment, health, sport and fitness, HIV/AIDS awareness, economic empowerment and the right to vote/participate in Government.
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ANDY (then called KEDAN) became a partner with Able Child Africa in 2007. Our early projects together included strategic organisational development for ANDY’s youth advocacy work with children with disabilities in Nairobi and a sport for inclusive livelihoods project that worked with Paralympians to design an inclusive sports programme for young people with disabilities. In 2014, ANDY expanded their work to include children as well as young people with disabilities.
Able Child Africa was involved in this transition period, providing ANDY with input and advice on the inclusion of children in their new organisational strategy and delivering a series of workshops and training with staff to develop and operationalise their new child safeguarding policy. Able Child Africa continues to support ANDY with organisational development alongside the projects that we deliver together.
Working towards a common vision over the last 10 years, our journey with Able Child Africa has seen us reach greater heights and enabled us to impact more children.– Nancy Nteere, Director at Action Network for the Disabled