Category: Nepal

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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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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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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SHRUTI

In the 21st century, countries such as Nepal still lack basic requirements in education, employment and technology to empower their people and ensure equal participation. SHRUTI (National Association of the Hard of Hearing and Deafened, Nepal) is a pioneering organization focused on addressing the issues of HoH and Deafened people all over the country, raising […]

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Raju

26 year-old Raju and his siblings were born partially sighted, and his father became disabled about 10 years ago in an accident at work. The young Raju was spurred into joining the disability movement. He engages people with his easy-going manner, gaining trust – and a reputation for his work for disabled people’s rights. Raju […]

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IT training and jobs for hard-of-hearing young adults

SHRUTI, Nepal 2020-2023, with the support of the British and Foreign School Society Our partner SHRUTI – National Association of the Hard-of-Hearing and Deafened, Nepal – has found that a lack of communication support for hard-of-hearing (HoH) children at school often leads to poor learning outcomes that hinder their subsequent chances. HoH people face stigma […]

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Jagadish

Jagadish Prasad Adhikari was one of three co-founders of the Disabled Human Rights Centre, along with friends Maheshwar Ghimire and Shudarson Subedi. Over the years, the three friends developed DHRC-Nepal into a national cross-disability advocacy organization, as well as supporting local DPOs in other parts of Nepal. Jagadish contracted polio at the age of one. […]

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Nor Bahadur

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 […]

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