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Our Services

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OUR MISSION

Disabled International's mission is to improve the lives of disabled people in Sierra Leone and the UK so they can live with dignity, respect and independence as full members of society. 

​We provide disability support that helps individuals to learn new life skills to empower them to set new goals, take new opportunities and have greater freedom in their futures.

Disabled International Foundation Sierra Leone (DIF-SIL) follows the Social Model of Disability, recognizing that people are disabled more by poor design, inaccessible services and other people’s attitudes than by their impairment. This guides our work in promoting and campaigning for Independent Living.

​We recognize the need for an inclusive approach which integrates disabled people fully into society, and the need to empower and involve disabled people in the formulation and implementation of social and economic development policies.

Objectives

  • Empower disabled people by providing resources within the community and promoting inclusiveness.
  • Empower disabled people through capacity building.
  • To promote disabled people’s rights and fight against discrimination experienced by disabled people 
  • To promote and cultivate the culture of peace 
  • To Support disabled people in our society.
  • To Be an effective advocate for the views, priorities and interests of disabled people.
  • Influence policy and decision makers at all levels and to work with the government of Sierra Leone to promote the rights of disabled people.
  • Develop and Deliver services for disabled people
  • Increase the capacity of disabled youths through vocational skills training
  • Raise awareness of disabled people 
  • Provide grants or start up kits to train physically challenged disabled youth for self-employment
  • Advocate against the psyche of disability to be inability in our communities
  • To ensure that disabled people can be involved in every walk of life.

Our Values

Disabled International's core values are:

  1. Caring - we demonstrate compassionate support for people with disabilities and their families.
  2. Responsiveness- we shape solutions to meet the individual needs of people with disabilities and their families
  3. Respectfulness- we honour the choices of people with disabilities, encouraging each person to take control over their own life

Our Causes

Our cause is to bring dignity, respect and independence to the lives of disabled people in Sierra Leone, empowering them and campaigning for disability equality. We work with the physically challenged, sensory impaired and those with mental health issues or developmental needs, as well as those living with HIV - AIDS.

​We also campaign to achieve gender equality, and issues affecting women and children, including FGM (female genital mutilation), child and early marriage and violence against women and children.