TWIF NEWS is a Pan-African media outlet headquartered in Cameroon, and championing disability inclusion through solutions journalism. The platform is the media arm of Foundation for the Inclusion and Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities, a non-profit organisation militating for meaningful inclusion and full participation of children and youth with disabilities in mainstream activities.
We bring together journalist with disabilities from around Africa, teaching them how to tell the disability side of the story. We are inspired by the fact that no one can tell our story better than we ourselves.
Our philosophy is build on the believe that “Nothing for persons with disabilities without persons with disabilities”. The under-reporting of disability issues on the African media is our greatest motivation because our destinies are in our hands.
Our Mission is to build bridges for inclusive communities in Africa through Solutions Journalism.
We envisage an Africa in which persons with disabilities have equitable access to Education, Technologies, Healthcare, Employment, Transport, Sports, Humanitarian assistance, Shelter, Political participation, Peacebuilding endeavours, Social inclusion and Justice.
Our Motor is Equity, Inclusion and Astute Reporting.
Our Values are Empathy, Humanity, Equity, Justice and Peace.
Our Vision is to ensure that disability inclusion in Africa moves from an abstract noun to a concrete action reflected in daily-life.
TWIF NEWS saw the light-of-day on January 27 2018.
The Organ was the brainchild of Kesah Princely, Njodzeka Danhatu and Paul Njie who at the time were in the school of Journalism in the University of Buea, Southwest, Cameroon.
The three boys were passionate about telling stories of minorities in an impactful way through their “Journalism for Change”.
Those early days, they told stories on the plights of students with disabilities in the University of Buea on Chariot Radio, the school training radio station in a formal program, The World In Focus, the very history of the name TWIF NEWS, initials of The WORLD IN Focus.
Today, the vision has grown even bigger and the Organ now serves as media arm of Foundation for the Inclusion and Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities, a non-profit organisation militating for the meaningful inclusion and full participation of children and youth with disabilities in Cameroon and beyond.