We are Able!

We are Able! is a five-year-programme that helps people with a disability achieve a sustainable, fully-fledged place in their community, so that they have greater food security. The project is intended to run from 2021 until 2026.

We are Able! Partners

Six organisations are working together: ZOA (zoa-international.com), African Disability Forum, SeeYou (seeyoufoundation.nl), VNG International, The Hague Academy for Local Governance and Leprosy Mission International.

Why We are Able! was established

We focus on people with disabilities who do not have access to basic services, people who are excluded. We aim to strengthen their voices and resilience, so that they can stand up for themselves. We involve them in legislation and policy, and we work together with local organisations and Organisations of Persons with Disabilities  (OPDs). To promote dialogue between people with disabilities and authorities, we work with formal and informal authorities at the national and international level.

Approach We are Able!

We connect with initiatives in the Netherlands to learn from their experiences. Furthermore, all the organisations deploy their own expertise. They strengthen the capacity of organisations of people with disabilities, local inclusion advisors, and advocacy groups. The organisations carry out the project together with their own usual partners.

Finances We are Able!

The project, which launched in 2021, is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Power of Voices partnerships for strengthening civil society.