Category: People

Burundi Light of Life Action

It was a pleasure to receive Egide Ndayizeye, the convener of the Burundi Light of Life Action who also doubles as a Masters Student from the UEA school of International Development at our office. We had interesting conversations on his commitment to achieving social transformation in Burundi through access to quality education and we look forward to exciting times ahead.

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Shudarson

Shudarson is a lawyer and an indefatigable disability rights campaigner in Nepal. He was a founder President of the Disabled Human Rights Centre, has been President of the National Federation of Disabled Nepal, an executive advisor with Disability Human Rights Promotion Society, and continues his awareness-raising, capacity-development, legal, policy, training and consultation work with Ability […]

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Neeta

Neeta is President of SHRUTI, the National Association of Hard-of-Hearing and Deafened people in Nepal. She is a DPO leader, campaigner and researcher working for the inclusion of people with hearing loss. SHRUTI shines a light on the problems faced by children and all those who are hard of hearing or deafened (HoH/d). Until the […]

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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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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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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 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 he felt that he was […]

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