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Local Partner: DARRDO, Mugu

Funding Required £18,040

Target location: In Mugu DARRDO’s disability awareness campaign has reached 24 Village Development Committees (VDCs) and it is in contact with 1917 people with disabilities, their parents and caregivers.

Project Priority areas identified by DARRDO and the community:

  • Children with disabilities to have increased  access to health and referral services
    • Raise disability awareness through group meetings and publicity to reduce stigma and exclusion.
    • Ensure rights are known; motivate and assist people in obtaining rights.
    • Provide treatment for children with disabilities through medical/surgical intervention
    • Target ten children to go to Kathmandu for first or follow-up treatment
    • Advocate for and encourage better local medical facilities
    • Provide financial assistance to those who are unable to afford medical treatment
  • Children with disabilities have increased access to school enrolment
    • Conduct school enrolment progammes and provide individual counselling
    • Provide school fees and hostel cost assistance after proper investigation of need
    • Improve wooden flooring and roof ceiling in blind children’s hostel
  • The parents and families of children with disabilities have increased access to income opportunities
    • Develop, train and implement income generation through group meetings
    • Equip and give tailoring training to three women/girls with disabilities
  • DARRDO will have sustainable capacity to conduct awareness raising activities and local fundraising management in the target community
    • Provide training to improve DARRDO as an organisation, with improved project implementation and technical skills and knowledge relating to disabilities and the needs of families.
    • Record and evaluate good practice in child disability work

     

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