· February, 2013

Proposals in Disabilities from February, 2013

February 28, 2013

Romania: More Voices, Louder Voices – Empowered Voices

What? The scope of the project is to empower individuals with mental illness so that they are more willing and more able to fight stigma. How? To meet this aim, we propose to build an online platform and to train individuals with mental illness and their caregivers to generate content for the platform by: (1) showcasing the stigma trap; (2) telling their own story in words; (3) telling their own story in pictures.

Uganda: Self-help Foundation for PWDs’ Rehabilitation

This project seeks to train all students between the age of 12 to 25 with hearing and vision losses in Bushenyi Ishaka Municipality with relevant vocational trainings and workshops aimed towards empowering them on how to use digital video and essential computer programmes and applications like micro- soft word, video / audio editing and internet to enable them create a group blog to share and document life in their communities

Zambia: Disability and ICTs

The disabled of our community have limited mobility, lack of equal consideration in society and other related social and economic constraints. In Zambia, disabled face discrimination in many ways, due to their disabilities, poverty and illiteracy. They have no skills and access to technologies that would enable them to have online presence. They need equal representation, their voices are needed online so as to have their views head.

February 26, 2013

Nigeria: Social Media Training for Disabled Traders

The project aimed at giving socialmedia entrepreneurship training to people living with disabilities. they will learn how to use the various social media tools to conduct both social entrepreneurship and conduct advocacy to make their voices heard. The project will start with sensitization lectures among the target population before enrolled those motivated for the social media training. project would be deployed as social media lab.

Indonesia: From Disable for Disable Project

This project has two main stages: 1) Providing people with disabilities to use citizen media and enabling them to conduct training to transfer this skill to their peers. 2) Delivering citizen media training from and for people with disability. It gives opportunity to those who were participating in the first stage to exercise their skills and produce an advocacy video to reach policy makers and those who will compete in the 2014 election.

February 25, 2013

Nigeria: Internet Use for Deaf Students

This project is targeted towards training deafs in selected special secondary schools to use the internet to surf information, open emails and acess social networking egFacebook. I have comunication skill in american sign language(ASL) and so versed on the use of internet.I ‘ll be working with other resource persons and interpreters who will carry the participants along with good visual teaching aids and each participants practically involved.

Sierra Leone: Computing for Blind and Visually-impaired Professionals

None of the leaders of blind person organisations (BPOs) and schools for the blind in Sierra Leone (SL), who are themselves blind or visually-impaired (BVI), can use computers.A few have access to email, but they cannot use it without assistance.This represents a serious challenge to their independence and social inclusion, and to the development of their organisations. It is also bad for the next generation because little is being done to change

Bangladesh: Promoting PWDs As Social Ambassador

AUDC will launch 24 months project in Chittagong City Corporation area with a goal to establish disabled people leaded by Person with Disabilities (PWD’s). As social entrepreneur they will change the negative view of community towards them and create their rights concern following CRPD. To achieve this goal AUDC will create 2 groups of 10 Disabled people with their 1 helping hand peer. This group will work on the aspect of CRPD for rights.

Pakistan: Radio Vision

Aiming to provide a job market to youth with visually impairments. Radio Vision Pakistan is a project initiated by Visionary Foundation Pakistan, for persons with visual impairments, in this online radio, RJ’s that will conduct the show will be persons with visual impairments. This unique project will open a new window of job opportunities for persons with visual impairments also play a very vital role in the mainstream of the society.

February 24, 2013

Georgia: Disability Visibility

The project goal is to bring the challenges facing people with disabilities at the centre of online discourse in Georgia. By offering personal stories of a group of disabled individuals, the project hopes to show that disability need not be viewed as a financial and social burden. We need to create a pool of strong, productive and active disabled individual who can in turn change the image of disability in the country by powerful online presence.