Established in 1991, the Lesotho National Federation of Organisations of the Disabled (LNFOD) is an umbrella body of organisations dealing with disability in Lesotho.
Its mission is to protect the rights of people with disabilities Lesotho by providing support for disabled people’s organizations and empowering their members with life-skills, financial and material resources and representing their needs to the government, development partners and wider society.
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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LNFOD holds a guest Lecturer for students of the Lesotho College of education
The realization of inclusive education for learners with disabilities in Lesotho is still facing many challenges, amongst them the lack of and National Inclusive Education Policy that would ensure uniformity of approached towards inclusive education. One of the many challenges is the lack of sensitization on the rights of persons with disabilities and the continuing discrimination faced by persons with disabilities. The lack of assistive services, devices and technology needed for learning by learners with disabilities is also another major challenge.
In order to sensitize teachers in training on disability rights LNFOD held a guest Lecture Series at the Lesotho College of education coordinated by the Department of Special Education on the 12th September 2014. The Lecture was attended by over 500 students of the college together with lecturers from various departments within the college and the Dean of Social Sciences.
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Creation of African Disability Forum (ADF)
The Lesotho National Federation of Organisations of the Disabled (LNFOD) participated at the Creation of African Disability Forum (ADF) which took place in UN Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on (17-19) November 2014. LNFOD is proud to have contributed in successful establishment of this history-making body, thanks to NAD who supported the Lesotho delegation to partake in this important initiative. In this launch meeting LNFOD further scored when one of their delegates, Adv. Nkhasi Sefuthi was nominated in the technical working committee to work on the development of bylaws for the constitution of the continental body for the next six (6) months.
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