Author: DDP

Luisa

Luisa belongs to a group selling telephone credits in Nhamatanda, Mozambique, established through our partner AJODEMO’s Disability Rights and Enterprise Training programme. Luisa has been disabled since a childhood accident, but never received any kind of assistive device, so she has always made do with a sturdy stick carved from a branch. Luisa, along with […]

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Melaku

Melaku was 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 […]

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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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Making a donation

If you would like to support our work with an online donation via the Charities Aid Foundation, please click here.  To send a cheque, or set up a regular standing order, please click to download and complete a donation form (pdf). Please don’t forget to boost your donation by signing up for GiftAid, if you are […]

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Leaving a legacy

You may wish to remember Disability and Development Partners (DDP) in your will – this allows you to make a planned gift to a charity whose work you believe in, while ensuring that your family and the people you care about will be provided for after your lifetime. A bequest to charity is free of […]

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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 aimed to contribute to a reduction […]

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