Established in 1989, the Lesotho National Federation of Organisations of the Disabled (LNFOD) is an umbrella body of organisations dealing with disability in Lesotho. 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)
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.
We believe in a human rights based approach to disability and social inclusion. We are of the view that the position of disabled people and the discrimination against us are socially created. This has little to do with our impairments. Disability does not make a person with a disability or their family any less of a human being than any other member of society. People with disabilities can dream and achieve their own goals, and live their best life possible.
Through fear, ignorance and prejudice, barriers and discriminatory practices have developed which disable us. By understanding and working towards deconstructing these attitudinal barriers, we are able to break down the process of disablement. Through this process we can assist people with disabilities and their families to be empowered to access their human rights.