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Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD)

JONAPWD is an umbrella organization of persons with disability established in Nigeria to promote the rights and development of Nigerians with disabilities. The organization was established in 1992, to represent the interests of the teeming population of persons with disabilities at the local and international level. JONAPWD is a full-fledged member of the International body called Disabled People’s International (DPI). It serves as a link between Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in Nigeria and the international community. JONAPWD is currently composed of six disabled groups which are the Blind, the physically disabled, the deaf, the intellectually impaired, those with spinal cord injuries, and leprosy victims.Though recognised by the Federal government, JONAPWD is not funded by the Government, rather its activities are funded by partner organizations like IFES, PACT, USAID, AAIN and Coalitions for Change (C4C), among other local and international organizations.Hellen Keller quote on i an only one but still i am one, i cannnot do everything but still i can do something. i will not refuse to do something i can do JONAPWD has an 8-appointed member board of trustees, 13 National officers, 6 heads of disability groups, 6 zonal coordinators and advisers, and 36 state chapters, including Abuja FCT. The National President directs the affairs of the association and other National officers support her.

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