|Narayana Gedara KAMALAWATHI (Ms.)
|President / Co-cordinator
|Association of women with disabilities
Have you utilized the knowledge obtained in the course in your activities / projects?
If answer is “Yes”, please describe your activities / projects briefly.
- Name of Activity / Project: Organizing of women with disabilities Period: Your Responsibility: Implementation of projects How did you utilize it: Persons with disabilities organized to claim their rights through proper organization.
- Name of Activity / Project: Vocational training for youth with disabilities. Period: Your Responsibility: How did you utilize it: Trend towards independent lives through self employment.
- Name of Activity / Project: Environmental programs with participation of persons with disabilities Period: Your Responsibility: How did you utilize it: Improved mental health through engagement in environmental programs.
- Name of Activity / Project: Animal husbandry and home gardening Period: How did you utilize it: Persons with disabilities entering the development processing the country.
- Name of Activity / Project: Income generating programs for persons with disabilities affected by war. Period: How did you utilize it: Assistance provided to persons with disabilities who have suffered through the war for leading independent lives.
- Name of Activity / Project: Income generating programs for persons with disabilities lining in refugee camps * Provision of special toilets * Provision of roofing sheets to repair roofs
How did you utilize it: Independent lives for them with no dependence on others.
- Name of Activity / Project: * Empowerment programs * Counseling programs and * Skills development programs
Continued for persons with disabilities and their families living in refugee camps
Period: How did you utilize it: *Empowered groups of persons with disabilities through awareness winning their rights and equity * Provided counseling for better mentality for them
* Employment arenas
Describe your needs and expectations for the follow-up program.
Needs through follow-up program our main need is a building for the persons with disabilities. At present we are conducting a vast program of work. But for this we have no building with proper entrance facilities for training and office work. We expect building with full entrance facilities with offices for leadership training, management, accounting, hostel and a training center. We expect to establish and conduct empowerment programs to win the rights of the persons with disabilities counseling programs and training programs for leadership development. Through these programs we expect to improve the skills of them and lead them for independent.
Describe your future plans in the disability field if any.
- Promotion of persons with disabilities for enactment of policy statement for them.
- Education programs for persons with disabilities living war-threatened areas.
- Income generating programs for persons with disabilities.
- Employment training and others opportunities for persons with disabilities, in government and non government sector.
- Assisting persons with disabilities in winning their rights, through counseling.
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