Programa Vida Independiente
In 2012 the Association of People with Disabilities in Bolivia launched ‘Nueva Esperanza’, a programme that teaches life skills to people with physical disabilities, especially wheelchair users. In 2017 the local practice was recognized nationwide and was included in a new labour law. As of 2022 there were 25 beneficiaries.
This session is part of the Zero Project Conference 2023 (ZeroCon23) — organized by the Zero Project, and broadcast from the United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria. ZeroCon23 spans three days (February 22-24, 2023) and is centred around the theme of Independent Living, Political Participation and ICT. It's featuring Voter & Civic Education, Assistive Technology and insights from Deinstitutionalization to Early Childhood Intervention, Self-employment & Micro Finance to Self-representation, and much more.
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