Who We are
The International Council for the Education of People with Visual Impairments – Africa (ICEVI Africa) is one of the seven regional members of ICEVI Global.
ICEVI was established in 1952 as a professional non-governmental organization bringing together individuals and organizations to promote equal access to appropriate education and rehabilitation for people with visual impairment so that they may achieve their full potential.
ICEVI Africa seeks to interpret and further the goal of ICEVI within the African continent by ensuring that all children and youth with visual impairments have access to quality education and related services.
In 2019, ICEVI Africa was registered as an international non-governmental organization by the Kenya Government, giving it a legal status and mandate to set up its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.
What We Do
We promote cooperation among local, national, regional, continental and global governmental and non-governmental organisations that have an interest in the education and inclusion of people with visual impairment
We influence governments and non-governmental agencies to adopt policies and practices that improve the quality of education and the inclusion of people with visual impairment
We promote the involvement of people with visual impairment and their families in policy and planning to improve education and the provision of services to them.
Our Mission is to promote equal access to appropriate education and support services for people with visual impairment so that they may achieve their full potential.