These efforts have proven to be effective in terms of enrolling people with disabilities at higher educational centers, seeking employment, and introducing people with disabilities to charity foundations to receive food aid, cash, and mobility devices.
The association started operation in 2020 with technical support from the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in advocacy and awareness-raising areas under BACEDA project with the financial support of the European Union.
As a result of the advocacy conducted by the association, several persons with disabilities have so far been enrolled at private educational institutions to pursue higher education with considerable tuition discounts or free of cost.
Mr. Baz Mohammad, who has got two limbs amputated, is now pursuing Nursing at the Muslim Institute of Health Science with an 80% discount. As such, Mr. Amanullah Elmi with arthrogryposis pursues Economics with an 80% discount and Mr. Hamidullah with paraplegia studies Pharmacy with a discount.
Additionally, Mr. Mohammad Naeim with hearing and speech impairment has been recruited as a cleaner at Ghazni University.
It is worth mentioning that Persons with Disabilities have also been included in Community Development Councils as decision-maker members.
Mr. Wazir Mohammad, Abdul Baqi, and Shafi Ahmad have been members of the Community Development Council in Pirzada Nawabad village who not only decide on community affairs but also have been involved as workers in the graveling project implemented in their village.
The association also managed to introduce 46 people with disabilities to charity foundations who received wheat, food kits, wheelchairs and cash aids.
This article has been funded by European Union under BACEDA project
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