We ensure that at least 15% of our project participants are people living with disabilities. To find them we collaborate with local disability organisations and youth associations and make house-to-house visits to seek them out.
2 We raise awareness amongst all project partcipants of the issues faced by people with disabilities, their rights to understanding and respect, and their value as members of the community.
3 We create mixed groups in our project work, to promote mutual support. People with disabilities work alongside those without disability: they all take part in our training on sustainable agriculture, nutrition, WASH, disability rights, income generation and savings.
4 We use ACAP – the global framework for working with people with disability which tackles Access, Communication, Attitude and Participation.
The ACAP framework helps us identify barriers that people with disability face in their communities so we can design inclusive, context-tailored projects that will address those barriers.