NOLB Project

NOLB project is a 20-month project from July 2017 – February 2019 and is funded by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) & International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF). The project seeks to ensure that children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus (SBH) and their families have the skills and knowledge necessary for fully participating in society, with emphasis on rights to health and education. Expected results from the project are that schools in target communities are inclusive of learners with disabilities, Festus Fajemilo Foundation and its members promote and support the inclusion of CWDs and also that persons with disabilities such as SBH in target communities enjoy improved health and living conditions through life skills. Major activities in the project include training of 30 teachers from 15 schools in target communities on inclusive and continence education, skills training for 20 mothers of children with SBH for income generation to support their children in schools, life skills training for 15 youths with SBH to boost their self-esteem and assume independence to care for their body. Other activities in the project are continence management training for health care professionals and following up trained schools for a technical guide on the implementation of inclusiveness in their operations.