Epilepsy Support Foundation (ESF)


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P O Box A104
Epilepsy Centre
43 St David Road Hatfield

Aims to provide backup for people with epilepsy in every aspect of life. They do this through the widespread provision of information about epilepsy in the form of newsletters, posters, leaflets and a resource centre that is open to the public. They also provide counselling, assist support groups for people with epilepsy, and run workshops on epilepsy. Operates a Resource Centre that is open to the public



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Christian Blind Mission e.V.
Nibelungenstrasse 124
D-64625 Bensheim

A Christian disability-focused NGO with a focus upon the developing world

Amar Jyoti Rehabilitation and Research Centre


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Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust
Vikas Marg
Delhi-110 092

Amar Jyoti provides rehabilitation services with the following objectives: creating opportunities for education, medical care, vocational training and employment of disabled people; organising integrated cultural and sports activities for all round development; mainstreaming disabled people for equality and dignity. Its activities include the organisation of mass contact programmes, awareness generation through health Melas (fairs), pilot study programmes resulting in early intervention, and the dissemination of health education through puppet shows, street theatres, handbills and posters. Its resource centre is not open to the public
Amar Jyoti prints the Hindi edition of Disability Dialogue (Akshamata Samrad) and the newsletter Reaching Out
Amar Jyoti documents lessons learned through its work by writing time bound reports and taking photographs. Key lessons that have been learned learned are the importance of community and family acceptance of disabled people and the importance of providing disabled people with information on health, medical and rehabilitation services. Knowledge and experience sharing is done with most NGOs working in operational area. Sharing lessons learned takes place through the placement of foreign experts in the organisation, workshops for staff development organised by foreign agencies and its through publications

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)


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International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
Rue de l'Industrie 10
B-1000 Brussels

"The International Disability and Development Consortium is a global consortium of 28 disability and development non-governmental organisations (NGOs), mainstream development NGOs and disabled people's organisations (DPOs) supporting disability and development work in more than 100 countries around the world.

The aim of IDDC is to promote inclusive development internationally, with a special focus on promoting the full and effective enjoyment of human rights by all persons with disabilities living in economically poor communities in lower and middle-income countries."

UN Enable (formerly: UN Global Programme on Disability)


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United Nations Enable
Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
United Nations, S-2906
New York, NY 10017

UN Enable works to advance the rights of persons with disabilities in society and development, through key global instruments such as the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (1982), the Standard Rules on Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (1994) and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006), as well as other relevant human rights and development instruments.



Education for Indigenous children|Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committtee (BRAC)


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75 Mohakhali
Dhaka 1212

The Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) is a national Bangaldeshi development organisation, founded in 1972 to address the spiralling issues of poverty after the Liberation War. It has grown substantially since then, and core programmes focus on economic development, health, social development, human rights, legal services and education. It works at the grassroots level, but also aims to affect national policy on poverty reduction and social progress. The indigenous education project is part of the BRAC education programme. The two major target groups within this project are children with disabilities and children from ethnic minorities. The aims of the project are (i) to increase enrolment of indigenous children in mainstream education, (ii) to boost the self esteem of indigenous children, (iii) to create positive attitudes amongst mainstream communities towards indigenous people and (iv) use the indigenouse mother tongue as the language of instruction in primary education

Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development (ECDD)


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PO Box 1530 Code 1250
Addis Ababa

The ECDD works collaboratively with other organizations in Ethiopia to promote “inclusive development” – the inclusion of disability issues and people with disabilities in mainstream government and NGO development projects and programs. Main objectives/activities - create awareness about disability and development issues, promote human rights and equal opportunity for persons with disabilities, promote and facilitate inclusive development, increase self-reliance of organizations of disabled people, increase educational opportunities for students with disabilities in higher education and TVET, and provide support services