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Access to education for refugee children with disabilities
The mission of this project is to improve the access to education for children with disabilities in the refugee camp of Gihembe (rural area) as well as in the town of Kigali (urban area) in Rwanda. After a pilot study, the initiative will share the results with its main partners, who are working on refugee issues in Rwanda.
IRD - Initiative for Refugees with Disabilities, Rwanda
Providing income-generating activities to refugees with disabilities
Launched in 2017, the programme provides inclusive livelihoods for people with disabilities in two refugee settlement areas in Uganda. The water supply is connected to accessible water points, and seeds and tools for vegetable growing are provided. By 2020, 3,215 people have benefited.
World Vision, Inclusive Livelihood for Refugees, Uganda
Comprehensive accessibility programme for large refugee camps
Inclusive Rohingya Response was launched by the Centre for Disability in Development, a leading NGO in Bangladesh. It identifies inaccessible facilities in refugee camps of the Rohingya people and modifies them with locally available materials, provides training for staff members and health and rehabilitation services for people with disabilities.
CDD - Centre for Disability and Development, Inclusive Rohingya Response, Bangladesh
Subscription-based online education platforms that also work without internet
Kamer Big Bang is an online resource centre for matching users with jobs and learning opportunities. educlick is a mobile phone-based e-learning system whereby users undertake courses via text message. Originally targeted to people displaced through armed conflict, both platforms became popular with people with disabilities.
EduClick, Kamer Big Bang platform and educlick platform, Cameroon
Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction
In April 2015 a strong earthquake struck Nepal, injuring and disabling around 3,000 people. "Inclusive Post-Earthquake Reconstruction: Public Building Safe and Accessible for All," initiated by ADRAD, is committed to inclusive reconstruction in the worst affected areas and reforms for more accessible construction.
Action on Disability Rights And Development-Nepal, Nepal
Forum theatre alleviates war trauma and creates an inclusive stage and art experience
Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture's forum theatre addresses the challenges faced by people with disabilities, such as land grabs, denial of rights, and divorce. It uses audience interaction to explore solutions together, and can be easily adapted to different types of issues.
Northern Uganda Hip Hop Culture, The Forum Theatre, Uganda
Capturing and distributing critical election-related sign language
With the "Electoral Sign Language Lexicon" IFES captures critical election-related sign language vocabulary. For explanation there are books, the Internet and an app. Train-the-trainer workshops are also available. Over 300 books have been distributed and the app has been downloaded more than 500 times.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Electoral Sign Language Lexicon, Libya
Mandatory minimum standards for education in emergencies
The INEE Minimum Standards for Education articulate the minimum quality and access to education for people affected by disasters and crises. They are mandatory worldwide since 2010. The accompanying INEE toolkit contains practical, field-friendly instructions for educators, aid workers and authorities.
INEE - International Network for Education in Emergencies, INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery and INEE Toolkit of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE); implemented by Ministries of Education, policy-makers, teachers, humanitarian agencies and humanitarian workers worldwide., United States of America
Providing free adaptations and prosthetics for amputees and persons with mobility issues
Jaipur Foot Organization provides free prosthetic devices and applications. In 1975, there were 59 prosthetic devices, today about 60,000 people annually receive specially designed prosthetic devices, wheelchairs etc. and even financial support. This is mainly in rural areas of India and in 27 other countries.
Jaipur Foot Organization (BMVSS), BMVSS, India
Empowerment of youth with disabilities involving their families and communities
ETI primarily focuses on young people with visual impairments, offering life-skills training in group and one-to-one settings, parent workshops, and other community activities to promote social inclusion. ETI also works with relief agencies to ensure that young refugees with disabilities can also access its programmes.
ETI - Empowerment Through Integration, Lebanon