Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD)

FAMOD youths with disabilities determined to use their website for disability advocacy

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07 October, 2019

Barely one month after the successful training of youths within Malawi, the Southern Africa Federation of the Disabled (SAFOD) organized a two-day working session for their counterparts in Mozambique from 7 to 8 October 2019.

Held at FAMOD offices in Maputo, the work session was a follow up on a training workshop that took place in 2018, on using online media to advance disability mainstreaming.

The youths that were targeted were affiliated to the Forum of Associations of Disabled People in Mozambique (FAMOD), and this was part of SAFOD’s regional capacity-building programme focused on familiarizing youths with disabilities with the WordPress platform, and to impart basic skills in managing a WordPress site.

Considering that these were the youths that were already trained last year in using WordPress website and other social media to advance the disability mainstreaming agenda in Mozambique, SAFOD felt it was high time to ensure that some of the trained youths (admins) took the lead in ensuring that the FAMOD website ( was populated accordingly.

At the end of the working sessions, the participants expressed delight that they had gained the much-needed practical experience to build on the theoretical concepts from last year’s training.

“We now feel more confident to continue updating the website in your (SAFOD’s) absence. We had forgotten a lot of things since the last training,” said Cantol Pondja.

A SAFOD IT Intern – recruited to coordinate the work within the selected countries – was also amongst the participants of the workshop.