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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Ambika and Ram Prasad

Ambika’s husband Ram Prasad became unwell about 9 years ago, and has been unable to work ever since. Ambika cannot bring herself to recall those terrible days. She had sole responsibility for their five children, and no-one to help; all she remembers is the feeling of loneliness and discrimination. When she heard of DHRC’s WDIL […]

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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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