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Grassroots self-advocacy for children through self-created comics
Grassroots Comics enables children with disabilities to express their personality and opinions through hand-drawn comics. The children receive four days of training and then draw their own story on paper. Each year, more than 1,000 Grassroots Comics are created by children with disabilities in India.
CHAI - Catholic Health Association of India, Grassroots Comics, India
Training teachers in inclusive techniques and learning materials
Regional Action for Inclusive Education (RAISE) works with local NGO partners that act as regional resource centres for inclusive education. These centres promote the participation of children with disabilities in 78 government primary schools and are to become autonomous centres of expertise on Inclusive Education.
Light for the World Austria, RAISE Project, India
Providing Meaningful Volunteer Work for Students with Disabilities
"Volunteering for a Change" arranges trainings and provides briefings on how to manage volunteers with disabilities. The partners develop relevant roles for youth with special needs so that volunteers can have meaningful placements. By 2018, Volunteering for a Change had trained some 200 students and 500 professionals.
JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Volunteering for a Change, Israel
A step-by-step toolkit to monitor voter participation
IFES developed a methodology whereby people with disabilities and their organizations are trained as official observers and use checklists to collect data on access to the electoral process. As of 2018, 13 countries had employed the IFES’s methodology, resulting in the formation of a free-to-download Election Access Observation Toolkit.
IFES - International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Election Access Observation Toolkit, Indonesia
Vocational training and micro-financing for young people with disabilities
The project offers accessible vocational training and management courses as well as mentorship and access to microfinance. Between 2018 and 2020, the project delivered over 50 training courses for 400 participants, 200 people with disabilities found employment, and 23 small businesses were created.
LUPD - Lebanese Union for People with Physical Disabilities, Improving Socio-economic Opportunities for People with Disabilities in Bekaa and South Lebanon, Lebanon
Promoting self-employment in agriculture and aquaculture by training and microfinance
DRRA’s ‘Jibika’ project supports people with disabilities in the rural districts of Sathkhira and Jhenaidah to run their own vegetable or crab farming businesses by providing training and microfinance. Between 2017 and mid-2020, 514 people with disabilities were involved in running their own businesses.
DRRA - Disabled Rehabilitation and Research Association, JIBIKA, Bangladesh
A bank uses its networks to create career options for persons with visual impairments
A Corporate Advisory Council was formed of managers who help to create jobs and promote the employability of people with visual impairments. Local NGOs created an integrated platform to improve the listing and hiring process. Between 2013 and 2016, 388 people were supported and 250 were successfully employed.
Standard Chartered Bank, Taiwan, Project “Seeing is Believing”, Taiwan
Toolkit and training to make health facilities in low-income countries more accessible
The "Accessibility Standards and Audit Pack" was launched by the international NGO Sightsavers to assess the accessibility of health care facilities and to implement structural measures. The toolkit is freely available online, and is currently used in Bangladesh and several countries in Subsaharan Africa.
Sightsavers, Accessibility Standards and Audit Pack, Bangladesh
A company employing 90 per cent persons with disabilities in online services
Genashtim Innovative Learning Pte Ltd., GENASHTIM INNOVATIVE LEARNING, Singapore
University-based accessible e-learning centre for
students with disabilities
The Inclusive University Initiative of the NGO YPSA is an e-learning centre that provides accessible learning materials and volunteer support for students with visual impairments at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Launched in 2019, there were five projects at other universities in 2021 and a plan for an online self-study portal.
YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Inclusive University: An accessible e-resource centre in the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh