Ethiopia

The enhancement of inclusion of children and youths with visual impairment in regular education and socio economic systems

WHAT: The project supports the inclusive development in the schools of Ethiopia. The goal is to get people with visual impairment included in the education system. WHY: Ethiopia has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, but the implementing of the legislation is lagging behind. Students with visual imparment are welcomed to… Read more The enhancement of inclusion of children and youths with visual impairment in regular education and socio economic systems

Empowering women with disabilities in Ethiopia

WHAT: The project supports women with disabilities in Ethiopia to gain livelihood. WHY: In Ethiopia women with disabilities often do not have the opportunity to attend school because of multifactorial societal discrimination. Uneducated and unemployed women with disabilities are often trapped in poverty. HOW: Trainings provide women with disabilities the opportunity for livelihood. Peer support… Read more Empowering women with disabilities in Ethiopia

Capacity Building for Inclusive Higher Education and Students with Disabilities

WHAT: The project supports inclusive education opportunities for students with disabilities in the Ethiopian universities. WHY: University education is not inclusive due the lack of teaching aids, sign language interpreters and accessible teaching facilities. HOW: The project provides assistive devices for the students so they can study at the universities. Inclusive events are organized for… Read more Capacity Building for Inclusive Higher Education and Students with Disabilities

Empowering the Deafblind in Ethiopia

WHAT: The project contributes to the improvement of the position of the deafblind population of Ethiopia through improved awareness, stronger recognition, increased opportunities and enhanced capacity of ENABD. WHY: Deafblindness is a extremely new concept in Ethiopia and the deafblind people are in the weakest position amongst the PWDs since they have not participated in… Read more Empowering the Deafblind in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Deaf Women’s Empowerment and HIV/AIDS Prevention Project

WHAT: The project aims to promote the rights of deaf women in Ethiopian countryside and improve their livelihood. The national association of the Deaf will also be strengthened. WHY: Deaf women are commonly discriminated even within their families. With own income, the women’s role will improve. HOW: The project aims to empower the deaf women… Read more Ethiopian Deaf Women’s Empowerment and HIV/AIDS Prevention Project

Program for Independence and Economic Empowerment of Mobility Challenged People – PIEE

WHAT: The project provides vocational, business and marketing training for persons with physical disabilities and supports their small income generation businesses established through a micro-loan in the first phase of the project. WHY: In Ethiopia persons with physical disabilities are often considered as unable to provide living for themselves or their families. With tailored training… Read more Program for Independence and Economic Empowerment of Mobility Challenged People – PIEE