Author: DDP

Rescue and Reintegration of Women with Mental Illness

KOSHISH, Nepal 2021-2022 In our first project partnership, enabled by support from Jersey Overseas Aid, DDP provided financial and capacity-building support for KOSHISH to set up Nepal’s first mental health drop-in day centre. Since then, the organization has developed into a leading and respected national voice for people with mental health issues, and the drop-in […]

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WDIL Success Stories

This booklet brings together the stories of some of the people involved in our Women-Led, Disability-Inclusive Livelihoods project in Nepal’s Dhading district from 2018 to 2021, implemented by lead partner DHRC-Nepal and downstream partner DWA, with funding from UK Aid Direct. It shows how the project has contributed to the social and economic empowerment of […]

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Accessible toilet block for SDET

Work is well under way on construction of accessible toilets for the residents and visitors at SDET (Social Development and Education Trust), our partner organization in Tamil Nadu. Fundraising was kick-started by former DDP Trustee Lady Bambina Carnwath, for which we are very grateful, and further contributions – still needed to complete this essential project […]

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Fupu

“I really am happy to have joined the IT training programme at SHRUTI. It has taught me the basics of computing, which I should have learned in Grade 9 and 10 at school. Our trainer, Shankar Sir, had much more patience than anyone I have ever met. Even though he was not hard-of -hearing himself, […]

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Agnishikha

“I am one of the first IT trainees at SHRUTI. I have always loved computers and editing photos as a hobby. I had some basic IT knowledge, as I took a computer course at high school. But I didn’t understand very well at the time. Thanks to this training I have a lot more knowledge […]

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Using FM Radio in Malga

During the COVID-19 pandemic, when restrictions on travel and gatherings were in place and schools were closed, our partners at Berhan Lehetsanat kept the momentum of the Improving Women and Girls’ Health project going through FM radio broadcasts in the Sidamic language – reaching people in neighbouring areas as well as in Malga woreda. Below […]

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Gunaraj and Govinda

Gunaraj Khatiwada and Govinda Khanal both had polio in childhood, which affected their physical mobility. There were no rehabilitation centres nearby, or hospitals to provide timely operations and callipers. Govinda used to crawl to school, once he was too big for his mother to carry. And he recalls the heart-stopping moments for his mother when […]

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École Ephphatha pour les Sourds

Burundi, 2011-15 with support from Jersey Overseas Aid, Comic Relief, British Foreign Schools Society, Deafkidz International, Evan Cornish Foundation, and Cotton Trust DDP’s partnership with the École Ephthatha (EES) began with a research project, supported by Comic Relief, on the educational and communication needs of deaf children in Burundi. The study ‘Deaf children in Burundi: […]

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Everyone Supports Returnees

ACPDH, Burundi 2014-2016, supported by the Baring Foundation The Twunganire Abahungutse programme set out to enable the resettlement and reintegration of displaced Burundian people and former refugees, when they were expelled from the neighbouring countries where they had lived in refugee camps for many years. The advocacy side of the project highlighted the many issues […]

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