This Sunday is UN Human Rights Day. To mark the occasion, wheelchair basketball star Ade Adepitan will take to BBC Radio 4 to talk about our new appeal - Ready, Willing and Able.

Tune in on Sunday 10th December at 07.55 to hear it. If you miss it, listen to the repeat at 21.25.

The UN Declaration of Human Rights states everyone is born equal and has the right to work. But stigma and discrimination against disabled people means that finding work is often a major challenge for those living in poorer countries.

It’s a never-ending cycle. Without a job disabled people can’t pay for healthcare, support their families or contribute to the local economy. This only serves to reinforce negative attitudes towards disabled people in the community.

Our Ready, Willing and Able appeal is challenging the discrimination that leads to disabled people being excluded from the workplace, informing disabled people of their rights, and providing the training that empowers them to find employment.

It is also serving as a reminder that, in order to fulfil the commitment to 'leave no one behind' and realise the global Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, NGOs, governments and funders must reach those who are marginalised by society.

Before receiving help from Motivation, life was hard for Catherine.

She was just 17 years old when she started experiencing numbness in her leg. Before long, she was trapped in her home and spent most of her days sleeping. Because of her disability, people told her she was bewitched and advised her mum took her to church. She became isolated, lost her friendships, and gave up on her dreams of a normal life and a family.

Motivation made life possible for me.

Training from Motivation changed Catherine's life. She learned how to manage her health, bladder and pressure sores which gave her new-found confidence. She learned to be independent and was soon able to go out to work.

Today, Catherine has a daughter. She shares the benefits of the training she received with other disabled people, and hopes to train as a counsellor so she can support the wider community.

A day of training like Catherine’s costs just £88. Donate to our Ready, Willing and Able appeal to help people like Catherine work their way out of poverty.

Donate before the 3rd March 2018 and the UK Government will double it, meaning your donation goes twice as far.

Your donation will support disabled people in the developing world to be healthy, mobile and independent.

The money given by the UK Government will go towards our project supporting disabled people in Kenya to access work.

Appeal update

Our Ready, Willing and Able appeal finished on the 3rd March 2018 and raised over £240,000. This funding will be doubled by the UK Government.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated, making this appeal an incredible success.

You can still make a donation to Motivation. Your gift will be spent wherever it will have the greatest impact across our projects.