JONAPWD is a not for profit and non-governmental organization formed in 2001 in Anambra State but has been in existence in Nigeria since 1987. The Anambra State Chapter registered under the CAC in 2008 with registration number 28709. The Association is being managed by persons with disabilities with support from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development. It is an umbrella body that oversees the activities of all other cluster associations of persons with disabilities in Anambra State. At present, JONAPWD in Anambra State consist of six (6) cluster groups, namely:
Generally, the attitude of the public towards Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) has not been very
helpful to their development. Consequently, PWDs have found it very difficult to make the kind of
positive contributions they would have loved to make to societal development. Public attitude towards
PWDS are often negative, discriminatory, condescending, and full of misconceptions that stem from
lack of proper understanding of persons with disabilities and issues that affect them. It is towards
this end that the Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) Anambra state
chapter came into being as a platform for:
An equitable, strong, vibrant society in which a culture of equal opportunity is firmly entrenched and the rights of every citizen respected and protected and where persons with disabilities acknowledge their responsibilities and endeavour to fulfill them as expected.
To work for the integration of persons with disabilities into the larger society through a network of support provision, capacity building and targeted development of their personal, social, economic and political lives.
These form the core values of JONAPWD Anambra State:
Improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in all spheres.
2. Inclusion (fighting discrimination)
3. Job creation
5. Promoting Networking of PWDs
6. Social empowerment
7. Economic empowerment
8. Political empowerment
9. Personal development
10. Awareness creation and sensitization on disability issues