Sari Loijas, the chairperson of Abilis Foundation, has been awarded with the title of social counselor

Sari Loijas and guide dog
Sari Loijas, the chairperson of Abilis Foundation, has been awarded with the title of social counselor. This award was given due to her committed and dedicated work for disability sector in Finland. Abilis was among agencies to apply for this title. Abilis Foundation congratulates Sari warmly.

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Abilis annual report 2019
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On-going projects

Abilis Foundation funds projects that are planned, implemented, reported and monitored by Persons with Disabilities through their Organizations. Main principles guide the project implementation and management work throughout the project life.

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Empowerment & Independent Living

The main purpose of Abilis Foundation is to strengthen the capacity of Disabled People’s Organizations and their members in developing countries so that they can work actively for improvements and realization of disability rights in society. Participation of persons with disabilities not only empowers them, but changes the negative attitude of society towards disability.

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Abilis Foundation finds it important to support basic life skills education, social contacts and activities of children and youth with disabilities.

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Girls and women

Basic life skills education of girls with disabilities and literacy training of women with disabilities are important focus areas of Abilis funding.

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For a person with a disability, learning a vocation and finding a job are both a possibility and a challenge. Both are essential to become an active member of their own community.

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Human rights

The respect and promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities, are at the core of all activities of Abilis Foundation.

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