Giving a voice to disabled Ghanaians
Gertrude developed blindness in her youth, but maintained committed to her education. For many decades she has been a key figure in women's rights and disability rights advocacy nationally and internationally... Click for story.
We interviewed Naomi in her home in a town in Ghana's Eastern Region. In the interview she told us about her experience raising a son with severe cerebral palsy... Click for story.
We met Charles on an overcast day in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He described the source of his disability and challenges of education for disabled children. Click for story.
Vivian Dede Nartey was born sighted, but began to lose her vision while in school. Later on, she became an active member and leader of both the Ghana Association of the Blind and the Ghana Blind Union. Click for story.
George Firimpong was born sighted but began to lose his sight as a university student. He nonetheless completed his education, became a teacher, and became an important leader for the Ghana Association of the Blind and the Ghana Blind Union in Cape Coast. Click for story.
About the Projects
This site presents the history and experience of disability in Ghana based on two projects funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada:
“Trudging through the contours of life?: Experiencing Disability Stigma and its Impact on Individuals and their Families.” Principal Investigator: Magnus Mfoafo-M’Carthy. Co-Applicant: Jeff D. Grischow.
“A history of disability rights in Ghana: transition, adaptation and lived experience.” Principal Investigator: Jeff D. Grischow. Co-Applicant: Magnus Mfoafo-M’Carthy.