Author: DDP

Yeamlak and Bisrat

Yeamlak is 8 years old and deaf. Bisrat, her father, travels 20km to school with her by bus every day and stays until school is over. The school operates a shift system to cater for over 4,000 children and is the first school in Adama to have special needs education and teachers, supplemented by a […]

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ACPDH Burundi

ACPDH is a community-based human rights association dedicated to the promotion and protection of universal human rights. They provide advice and support to people that have faced discrimination, injustice and displacement. DDP supported ACPDH to develop a sustainable livelihoods and reintegration project for returnees/former refugees which won the 2015 Ockenden International Prize. The political situation […]

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Social Development and Education Trust

The Social Development and Education Trust (SDET), based in Virudhunagar District in Tamil Nadu, provides academic and vocational education for children with special educational needs resulting from learning and physical disabilities. They have their own resource centre and residential facilities adapted to the needs of children they teach. SDET uses monthly Parents’ Committee meetings to […]

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GMSP

Gramin Mahila Srijansil Pariwar (GMSP) is a women-led and women-focused NGO founded in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk District in 1993. Their objective is to prevent the trafficking of women and girls. They also work to build awareness and prevention of gender-based violence and on the promotion of development programmes for women. Since we were introduced by DHRC, […]

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Disabled Human Rights Centre, Nepal

DHRC is a national disabled people’s organization formed in 2000 to promote the rights of all disabled people: political, social, legal and economic. DDP’s initial support for DHRC was in raising awareness and generating evidence of disabled people’s rights and needs and influencing policy, all of which was submitted to the constitutional assembly charged with […]

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Koshish

KOSHISH means ‘making an effort’, and is the first mental health self-help organization in Nepal fighting to improve mental health policy, quality of care, and to challenge prejudice and discrimination suffered by people affected by mental illness. Matrika Devkota, founder of KOSHISH and a leading advocate on mental health issues, says that one of the […]

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Berhan Lehetsanat

Berhan Lehetsanat (‘Children of Light’) is an Ethiopian NGO based in Addis Ababa, and a DDP partner since 2003. Their work is primarily with disabled children and focuses on education, health and livelihoods using a community-based development approach. Through the partnership with DDP, BL have enhanced the scope and scale of their work and have […]

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AJODEMO

Associação dos Jovens Deficientes de Moçambique, the national disabled youth association, has more than 2,000 members throughout Mozambique’s 11 provinces. AJODEMO is only too aware that disabled young people are often marginalised and denied the opportunities in education and employment that are so important to their life chances. AJODEMO is advocating for better services for disabled […]

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Cantol

Cantol Pondja is President and Coordinator of AJODEMO, the national Mozambique disabled youth association. Cantol gets around using callipers and crutches, having contracted polio in childhood. He is an inspiring role-model and an untiring advocate for disabled people in Mozambique. The video profile below is from the YouTube channel of Abilis Foundation in Finland. https://youtu.be/zx6PUVUrDDc

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