Who We Are

Network for the advancement of people with visible disabilities (NAPVID) is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) in Nigeria that is preoccupied with the empowerment, rehabilitation, and the entrenchment of social justice for people with disabilities and their inclusion on government and development.
The membership of NAPVID is comprised of persons with disabilities and persons without disabilities. according to NAPVID’s statute, the President and vice president must be Persons with disabilities. Melody Omasah Esq., a charismatic visually impaired lawyer is currently the president of NAPVID.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVE

    • To purse the empowerment of persons with disabilities through education and gainful employment.
    • To call for the enforcement of the legal and constitutionally guaranteed rights of persons with disability in the society.
    • To influence the formulation and implementation of public and private sector policies favor of persons with disabilities.
    • To sustain the education of indigent students with disability through scholarship and grants.
    • To champion the social inclusion of persons with disabilities in government and development.
    • To organize periodically, public lectures, symposium and other activities to put disability issues in perspective and enlighten the public on the potentials of persons with disabilities.
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Vision

To have an egalitarian society anchored on freedom, justice and equality where everyone will have unfettered access to the same social, political, economic and cultural rights and opportunities without any discrimination or distinction based on disability.

MISSION

To pursue the education, rehabilitation and economic empowerment of people with disabilities, to advocate for the social inclusion of people with disabilities in governance and development.

To influence the formulation and implementation of public and private sector policies in favour of persons with disabilities.
To champion unfettered access of persons with disabilities to their environment; that is public infrastructure, utilities and services.

How can we help?

Advocate

At the forefront engaging policy makers and championing the right of persons with disabilities and their inclusion in governance and development across Nigeria.

Rehabilitation

Re-Orient and acclimatize persons with disabilities, to help them possess the requisite skill that will accelerate their assimilation into society. The rehabilitation process includes the provision of ambulatory equipment and other assistive apparatus adaptable for the use of person with disabilities.

Empower

Give scholarship and grants to indigent students with disabilities from primary to tertiary level across Nigeria, so That education will not continue to elude persons with disabilities. Between july 2012 and December 2018, millions of naira have been disbursed by NAPVID education fund in scholarships and grants, to put on course the education of 153 indigent students with disabilities.

FACILITATE

Promote the vocational training, skill acquisition, gainful employment and economic empowerment of person with disabilities so that they will be useful to themselves and be an asset to the society. On our part, we have facilitated the employment of over a hundred and fifty (150) physically challenged persons into the core civil service at the local, state and federal government levels.

ORGANIZE

Coordinate the annual celebration of the NAPVID Rights above charity lecture to commemorate the December 3rd international Day for persons with Disabilities. 7 Rights above charity lectures have been organized between December 2011 to December 2018.

COLLABORATE

Forge a working relationship through a consortium of organizations of persons with disabilities and civil society groups to accelerate public actions for inclusive development for persons with disabilities in key area of our National life such as; education, economic empowerment, political relevance as well as access to public infrastructure and services.

TRAIN

Build the capacity of persons with disabilities to demand on the bases of their diversities, acceptability and accessibility and to be at the vanguard of campaigning for the change that they want to see happen.

OUR CORE VALUES:

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Rights above Charity
  • Selfless Service Delivery
  • Reliability And Dependability

TARGET GROUPS/RECIPIENTS

Persons with physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities. Interest of women,
children and the aged with disabilities are often prioritized.