Author: DDP

Rahel

Rahel and her husband Anteneh run a café near the busy Piassa area of Addis Ababa, set up through our project with DDIA on Improving income for deaf people. Previously they had set up a cybercafé, but demand plummeted due to the advent of smartphones. Undeterred, they attended training Along with other deaf people and […]

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Matrika

Matrika, himself a mental health patient, was not diagnosed until the age of 25, and it took another four years fully recover. He then chose to talk about his own experiences to de-stigmatise attitudes towards mental health in Nepal, and very quickly became a respected advocate speaking on national TV channels across Nepal. Matrika founded […]

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Improving income for deaf people

DDIA, Ethiopia 2015-2018, with the support of Medicor Foundation The Medicor Foundation funded a 3-year Deaf Development and Information Association (DDIA) project to enable deaf and hard of hearing (HoH) young adults to learn new skills and develop sustainable and profitable enterprises. 12 groups of young adults were trained in barber and hairdressing skills and provided […]

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Easy Fundraising

Supporting disabled people in poorer countries really can be easier than you might think: Register on www.easyfundraising.org.uk/ddp and select DDP as the organisation you wish to support when you shop online through easyfundraising. Each purchase will generate a donation for DDP. Set your search engine to http://ddp.easysearch.org.uk to raise funds. Are you an Amazon shopper? Change to smile.amazon.co.uk and get Amazon […]

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Improving health and wellbeing, combating harmful practices

Berhan Lehetsanat, Ethiopia 2019-2022, with the support of Jersey Overseas Aid Berhan Lehetsanat’s community-based project themes are education, health and livelihoods, benefiting disabled children, girls, youth, women, and parents of disabled children. We have been partners since 2003. The aim of this project is to secure better health outcomes for girls and women, including those […]

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Women-Led Disability-Inclusive Livelihoods

DHRC, Nepal 2018-2021, with the support of UK Aid Our partnership with the Nepal Disabled Human Rights Centre (DHRC) began in 2007 with a 5-year Advocacy for Change project, to ensure that Nepal’s new constitution included disabled people’s rights in accordance with the UN Convention. The Women-Led Disability-Inclusive Livelihoods project aims to contribute to a reduction in […]

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Computer training for disadvantaged and disabled children and young adults

SDET, India 2018-2019, with the support of Saga Charitable Trust Our partnership with the Social Development and Education Trust (SDET), in Tamil Nadu state, India, began in 2013. SDET runs a special day school for 55 children with learning disabilities and supports 85 boys and girls from very poor and tribal communities in mainstream education. […]

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Improving education for deaf and hard of hearing children

DDIA, Ethiopia 2016-2020, co-funded by Comic Relief and UK Aid The Deaf Development and Information Association (DDIA) is a deaf-led national NGO that aims to improve the lives of young deaf people through skills and enterprise training and support. DDP has worked with DDIA on three livelihood initiatives since 2014. The aim of this project was […]

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