Kanawa Educational Foundation for the Disabled has commenced a dialogue series on the need for change in professional career paths being towed by young men and women with Disabilities. This was as it expressed worry over the low turn out of PWDs in professional courses like Medicine, Pharmacy, Law, Engineering etc.
The Foundation, through the Sightsavers Inclusion Works program funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, (FCDO) held a dialogue series with stakeholders from Kano State, relevant MDAs, higher institutions, CSOs, NGOs and the media.
The dialogue series is aimed at addressing gaps in the educational system for PWDs in the State. Research has shown that there are few PWDs studying professional courses (Medicine, pharmacy Law, Engineering etc) in higher institutions, thereby affecting their chances of big time employment in big establishments.
The Foundation Chairman, Ibrahim Garba Madu and his team, through the inclusion works program are aiming to redress the system such that there will be more PWDs in formal, decent paying jobs.