There are many people with a disability in Namibia. Around 5 – 10% of the population has a disability with can be a physically disability, intellectual disability, deaf, blind, autism, epilepsy, albino or a combination of these disabilities. Almost 83% of people with an intellectually disability live in the rural area. Most of the people with a disability or with a child with disabilities are unable to manage – people who, without support, find it difficult to be self-reliant and be part of the community. Dedicated support and the use of their own networks (family and friends) will allow them to get a grip on their lives: this will make them feel stronger, more autonomous and more independent. As a result they have greater self-confidence and self-respect, basic values that everyone needs.
In our vision we want to live in a nation which value everybody equal and accept regardless of our creation differences.
Disability awareness means educating people regarding disabilities and giving people the knowledge they require. The biggest barriers people with disabilities encounter are other people.
We will implement a information program during three years in all the 14 regions, in collaboration with our partners. The purpose of the program: the effect of changes in the experience and knowledge of the adult or guardian and their social network will improve the contact with the child with disabilities and creating a better interaction with the community.