The goal of the HELP Project is to manage vulnerabilities, empower beneficiaries, reduce shocks and ensure disability inclusive social protection for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Edo state. The project would work to support and influence the inclusion of PWDs in programmes that promote their health, Education, and livelihood outcomes to ensure inclusive governance.
Through the NAPVID Education Fund Scholarship and Grantsproject, PWDs have accessed full and partial scholarships to pursue their academic ambitions. A number of these beneficiaries currently work with various ministries, departments and agencies of government, while others have accessed credits to start or grow their business. This has resulted to improved livelihood for them and their families.
Under the HELP Project, 4,000 PWDs would benefit from Health, Education and Livelihood opportunities. This would assist in reducing the high illiteracy and dependency ratio among PWDs in Edo state. NAPVID would partner with line ministries and agencies of government to provide employment for qualified PWDs and drive actions that would achieve the goal of this project. This project would be implemented in 4 phases throughout the 4-year period of implementation.