Season 2,

027: How They Are Breaking The Stigma Around Disability in Ghana | Efua Kumea Asibon

January 23, 2018

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Today’s guest, Efua Kumea Asibon, is the co-founder of Dislabelled. While growing up in Ghana, she was concerned about the relegation of people with disability to a life of poverty and begging. She and her co-founders, Nana Ama Akowuah and Sedinam Worlanyo, founded the social enterprise right out of high school to combat the stigma and marginalization that these people face.

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In this episode:

  • She shares the story about how she started and what motivated her to start Dislabelled.
  • How they are impacting the youth of Ghana to care more or the disabled.
  • Adding value to the continent by changing the mindset, perspectives and the society that they are in.
  • What She shares her experience of meeting the Queen of England twice and winning the Young Leaders Award
  • She talks about the challenges of finding funding and finding the right human resources in Ghana.
  • What drives her to continue doing the work she does, even in the difficult times.
  • She gives one advice to Africans as to how they can add value to the continent and to how they can stay focused – Always move forward and put yourself in a network of supportive friends.
  • Find out what she will do if she had 10 thousand Africans on her side.


Efua’s favorite books: The God of Small things, So long a letter, Year of Yes, Long walk to freedom, Things Fall Apart.

Connect with Efua:

Insta: DisLabelled

Twitter: Dislabelled

Facebook: Dislabelled



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