Established in 1989, the Lesotho National Federation of Organisations of the Disabled (LNFOD) is an umbrella body of organisations dealing with disability in Lesotho.
LNFOD's Vision: A Basotho society that is accessible and inclusive of all people that live in it, and that enables and empowers people with disabilities to enjoy their social, economic, political and human rights on equal basis with others, and to reach their full potential in all aspects of development.
Its mission is to advocate for, promote, and defend the rights of people with disabilities and their families through provision of training, material and emotional support, and by representing their needs to government, development partners and the wider community.
Its membership consists of the Lesotho National Association of Physically Disabled (LNAPD), Intellectual Disability Association of Lesotho (IDAL), Lesotho National League of the Visually Impaired Persons (LNLVIP) and National Association of the Deaf in Lesotho (NADL)
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Minister of Social Development, Hon. Molahlehi Letlotlo
Minister celebrates graduation of the 2015 Sign Language Interpreter Graduates
The new Minister of Social Development actively took part at a sign Language graduation ceremony, which took place at, LANFE few weeks ago; this to LNFOD shows a positive start. On this occasion, he delivered a very powerful speech that shows determination and positive promises towards the issues of PWDs. LNFOD has no doubt that they will work hand in hand with the Minister towards the enactment of the drafted law, which protect and promote the rights of people with disabilities.
On an interview with Pascalina Letsau, the Minister explained that his first interaction People with Disabilities was a way back in 1999 when he assumed duty in the office of district Secretary Mafeteng, in that office one gets to interact with different kind of people. He further explained that, It is a challenge to interact with PWDs because they have special needs, in order to appreciate their need one has to understand their disability, then one can be able to assist them.
“My vision as the Minister regarding people with disability is that they understand that they are not a curse to the society, they have rights to live,” Said the Minister of Social development.
Reasonable accommodation in the work place:
Lesotho National Federation of Organizations of the Disabled (LNFOD) is implementing a one year project under the United States Embassy Democracy and Human Rights Fund on the promotion of employment of persons with disabilities in the public and private sector. The objective of this project is to increase employment of people with disabilities through the application of reasonable accommodation by the employers. LNFOD is engaging with employers from different sectors of the economy, the Lesotho Employers Association and workers with disability to create awareness about rights of persons with disabilities in the workplace.
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