Working with disabled people and their organizations in low-income countries
India, Nepal, Ethiopia, Burundi, Mozambique
Listening to partners’ needs and strengthening their capacity is central to our work. Our partners are passionate and courageous in taking up the challenges in disability and development, tackling the major issues that matter to disabled children, men and women – poverty, exclusion from civil society, health, education and livelihoods – their very human rights.
We also work with groups whose disabilities may be overlooked and invisible, people who are deaf, hard of hearing and mentally ill. We include in our remit those who are most marginalized in society, people who live below the poverty line, and tribal and displaced people.
We are confident that every partner and project we support changes the lives of children and adults with disabilities and their families, and equalizes opportunities for the most vulnerable in society.
- Strengthening partner organizations
- Disabled people’s rights
- Disabled children and girls’ education
- Disabled people’s livelihoods
- Deaf children’s right to education
Melaku is one of 8 deaf teaching assistants involved in our project on Improving education for deaf and hard of hearing children with DDIA in Ethiopia. When he started working at Adama School, there were no special educational needs (SEN) teachers or resources. Melaku worked with the school director Teshane to refurbish the disused library […]
Nor Bahadur is 44 years old. He is a charming, gregarious person, of restricted growth, happily married to Tanka with whom he has a young son. Life was hard when Bahadur was growing up: as one of four brothers in a rural family, he was expected to pull more weight than was physically possible, and […]
Ntahorutari Samson fled to DRC with his mother and his sister when conflict intensified in Burundi in 1972. With his stepfather killed and conflicts erupting all over the Congo, he and his family crossed over to Tanzania. His mother’s mental health was failing and Samson organized repatriation papers to admit her to a mental hospital […]