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Teaching students with disabilities to manage risks associated with natural disasters
RET Americas has developed inclusive learning methodologies to integrate disaster risk reduction and management (DRR&M) as a topic in public schools, introducing curricula and exercises specifically for students with disabilities. Since 2015, more than 4,000 young people with disabilities have taken part in the project.
RET International - Protection through Education, Inclusive school safety in Panama (disasters and natural hazards awareness), Panama
Promoting Inclusive Sports in Schools
Working in close cooperation with the Special Olympics Austria, Inklusion Sport empowers youth and educators to promote social inclusion. Begun in 2004, they offer unified sport events, education and training in the Austrian state of Styria. Each year five physical education (PE) teachers receive training to become official advisers on inclusive sport.
Basic Initiative for Sports and Inclusion, Austria
Living alone with individualized support
API developed models of community-based services, such as "organized housing" and specialized foster family care, to enable children and adults with intellectual disabilities to move from large residential institutions to a life in the community. In 2003, "organised housing" was introduced by law as a new type of service.
Association for Promoting Inclusion, Croatia
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
Supporting inclusion of children with disabilities in mainstream preschools
AIM is a non-binding standard for early intervention services addressing children with disabilities. In agreement with the parents, pre-schools can apply for seven different measures for implementation: These include mentoring, support equipment, targeted therapy services as well as personnel and financial assistance.
Irish Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM), Ireland
ATHENA is a mobile Further Education and Training (FET) College which provides free 'learnerships' to persons with disabilities in poverty-stricken rural areas. Young people with disabilities gain initial work experience while studying towards a nationally recognised qualification.
In order to empower the rural youth with disabilities, ATHENA offers learnerships free of charge. Each learner is placed in a host workplace close to their home and allocated a permanent employee as coach and mentor. Each successful learner graduates with a national qualification and a full year of relevant workplace experience.
ATHENA Interactive Training Network (Pty) Ltd., Fighting unemployment in poverty-stricken areas, South Africa
Making training centres accessible
With the advice of Light for the World, Young Africa Mozambique has adapted their already existing training schedules by reducing the barriers to enable young people with disabilities to study with their peers. Two new accessible hostels were constructed to accommodate 128 young people, one existing hostel was renovated.
Young Africa, Mozambique
Empowering non-formal schools in slum areas
The Action Foundation (TAF) is a youth-led NGO supporting children with physical disabilities and their families. In 2015, TAF launched the project targeting low-cost, non-formal schools in poor residential neighbourhoods. Since 2015, more than 1,600 children with and without disabilities have benefitted from the project.
The Action Foundation Kenya, Promoting Early Childhood Care and Education, Kenya
Jobs for the most marginalised people with disabilities
The project focuses on three main areas: Targeted skills development, interventions and responds to the specific needs and interests of the participants and home-based enterprises for those with severe mobility challenges. From 324 participants in 2014 to 2016, 254 have found employment, 49% were female.
Sightsavers, Project “Connecting the Dots”, United Kingdom
IT training for people with disabilities
Since 2007, CRS - jointly with three training institutions in Viet Nam - has been offering IT courses to people with disabilities. Businesses and employers have been involved in the curriculum design, in providing internships and in recruitment (which is vital for the training outcomes). Nearly 70 per cent of the participants find employment.
CRS - Catholic Relief Services, Information Technology Training Programme (ITTP), Vietnam