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A transition into adulthood programme for young people with disabilities
Creating a Future prepares students between the ages of 16 and 21 for adulthood through employment skills and future orientation training. It also supports preparation for employment through an assessment of an individual’s interests and strengths as well as by providing work experience.
Israel Elwyn, Creating a Future, Israel
A broad, low-cost, and comprehensive model to create accessible schools
The aim of HOPE is to ensure and to increase the school enrollment of children with and without disabilities in rural areas. This is mainly done through improving school accessibility and by establishing community-based rehabilitation centres, where children with disabilities are readied for school.
Save the Children International, HOPE, Bangladesh
Guidelines and toolkits to promote fully accessible schools
The information is based on Indian national codes and space standards, as well as on universal design principles. Together, they provide authorities with infrastructural recommendations. Staff and teachers are assisted with curriculum and classroom materials in accessible formats, e-learning technology solutions, and other educational services.
Samarthyam - National Centre for Accessible Environments, India
A Home, a Cafe and Employment to Promote Deinstitutionalization
In 2016, the Psychoanalytic Association set up a training café to employ ten people with psychosocial disabilities who had previously lived in closed institutions. As of 2018, the supportive independent living (SIL) programme oversees six group homes, two cafés, and 20 employed beneficiaries, all of whom now live on their own.
Psychoanalytic Association, SIL programme, Kazakhstan
Engaging persons with disabilities in all levels of politics
DEC-N conducts regular dialogue with political parties and local public and non-government bodies to encourage inclusive policies, and an organizational taskforce supports voter registering and participation. Since 2012, some 200 people with disabilities have participated in local planning, 1,055 have registered to vote.
DEC-Nepal - Disable Empowerment and Communication Center, Nepal
Enfranchising people under guardianship
Till 2013 Japan’s Election Law deprived people under adult guardianship of their right to vote and to stand for elections. In a spectacular court case, the Tokyo District Court condemned this as unconstitutional. The repeal of the discriminatory article led to the enfranchisement of more than 136,000 persons.
Tokyo District Court, REVISION OF ELECTION LAW, Japan
Training volunteers to teach entrepreneurship development
Volunteers are selected by the community to act as a driving force and role model. They lead self-help groups that develop business plans for individuals and joint initiatives, both farm and non-farm. In 2020, 25,965 people in 599 villages received direct support, including 7,000 people with disabilities.
Naman Seva Samiti, Ujjawal – Disability Inclusive Livelihood Initiative, India
Government supporting community-led micro-enterprises
AREDP supports village inhabitants to create village-based micro-enterprises and to facilitate their access to finance as well as technical and marketing service. During the period 2010–2016, 143 enterprises have been established, creating 143 direct employment opportunities and 456 indirect ones.
Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan Rural Enterprise Development Programme (AREDP), Afghanistan
Jewellery production – creating jobs for persons with intellectual disabilities
Jhankar is an NGO that runs a costume jewellery business where the products are designed and produced by people with intellectual disabilities. Jhankar provides skills development opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities and transforms them into entrepreneurs who become socially and economically integrated in their communities.
Inclusive evacuation strategies following a tsunami, earthquake, or volcano eruption
Forum Komunikasi Masyarakat Berkebutuhan Khusus Aceh is a forum of various disabled people organizations in the in Aceh province, an tsunami and earthquake affected region. From 2015 to 2017, the organization trained 296 persons with disabilities, and 965 have participated in three disaster evacuation simulations.
FKM BKA - Forum of Community with Special Needs Aceh, Indonesia