Rajasthan Social Inclusion Programme in Collaboration with Sightsavers
Social Inclusion of PWDs
Awareness building activities are undertaking to reach out to the general population, several program organized for raising the awareness at local/district level i.e. election awareness campaign.
These initiatives have resulted in PwDs getting better cooperation and support from the key stakeholders in availing benefits. Department of Social Justice & Empowerment has organized four camps with the support of JCS in two blocks of Sirohi district where many PwDs got medical certificates, pension, rail pass, and assistive devices.
Empowered DPOs advocating for the rights of the people with Disabilities
Disabled people organisation (DPO) is the key stakeholders or action group of this project. There is one District Level DPO & two block Level DPOs. Total 360 disabled people received membership in District level DPO. The DPO has strategic plan with the content of advocacy, service delivery, awareness about disability among community, extension of DPO at nearest block etc.DPO has been organised few meetings at district level & block level. DPO is also participating in PRI’s group meetings to aware them about rights and entitlements of PwDs, with this ensure inclusion of PwDs, motivate PRIs to help female PwDs to attend DPO meetings.
Secured and Sustained Livelihood Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Livelihood is the major aspect for mainstreaming & empowering of people with disabilities among the community. So, to enhance the skills of people with disabilities, total 7 trainings were organised and total 164 disabled people were got benefited under these trainings.Total three SHGs with 15 disabled people were supported to start their small enterprises at local level. They became able to product and marketing of the products. In the other hand, the program supported to link total 152 disabled people with various types of livelihood trainings of SHG groups.
Enabling environment ensuring effective implementation of policies
The environment towards disabled people is being turned to positive to get prioritises. of beneficiaries with social security schemes & reach to end of the beneficiaries and technically support in online registration for Unique ID as well as mobilised the beneficiaries for registration. These initiatives resulted in getting more number of PwDs disability medical certificates, rail pass & bus pass, and around 300+ PwDs received assistance device in various welfare camps.To sensitize key stakeholders & service providers, we had Conducted regularly meetings with key stakeholders like teachers, village council secretaries, village council assistants, AWWs, representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions etc. for sensitization them on the issues of disability & the rights of PwDs.It is interacting with block and district level government officials from various departments regarding plight of PWDs. It also reaching schools & NGOs working in the project area on the issue of social inclusion of PWDs. Awareness building activities are undertaking to reach out to the general population, several program organized for raising the awareness at local/district level. These initiatives have resulted in PwDs getting better cooperation and support from the key stakeholders in availing benefits.
Building Partnerships on Sustainable Development Goals – Empowering Disabled People’s Organizations in India in Collaboration with European Union.