Open the world for a child with a disability
Providing assistance through local partners
The Liliane Foundation’s key objective is to ensure that children with disabilities in developing countries take a full and active part in everyday life, joining in family and community activities. In order to achieve this, our local partners play a crucial role.
We welcome our partners to this platform. We invite them to use it as a source of information and as an opportunity to share knowledge and exchange ideas. Together, we open the world.
Jane Derecho obtains Bachelor’s degree
Jane Derecho (21) from the Philippines obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, majoring in Teaching Children with Mental Retardation. Upon graduating, Jane expressed special thanks to the Liliane Foundation employees who have helped her over the years.
Jane was born without a left lower limb. Her left hand also has a minor defect. In 1999 - the moment she met a mediator of the Liliane Foundation - a new life full of possibilities began for Jane.
Young Voices Zimbabwe influence new constitution
In May of this year, Zimbabwe adopted a new constitution. Young Voices, an advocacy group of youths with disabilities, put forward a position paper to include disability issues in the new constitution. Five of the seven recommendations tabled by the Young Voices have been adopted in the new constitution.
Field visit to Leyte in the Philippines
The NCT in the Philippines has made a first field visit to areas affected by the recent typhoon.
About the visit to Leyte