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What is the issue?

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According to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, there are 9548 BPS students undergoing study from grade 1-12 level. Among these, include 4,764 in grade 1-5, 2,987 in grade 6-8, 1,504 in grade 9-10 and 292 in grade 10-11 . The data shows that the number of BPS children significantly drop as they advance to the upper grades. According to EDRC, there are 365 Resource Classes running across the country for the education of blind, deaf and hard of hearing and children with intellectual disabilities of which 79 integrated schools related to BPS and 1 special school.

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What do we do?

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BYAN does awareness raising, advocacy, capacity building, organizing and networking to promote: accessible and appropriate education for blind and partially sighted; youth empowerment; health rights; employment; disability-centred disaster preparedness and rehabilitation; and to enhance the personal and social skills of BPS persons. We target children and adolescence youth to enhance their daily living, personal management and life skills, including orientation and mobility, washing and sanitation, dressing, self-hygiene etc.

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Vacancy MEAL officer

Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN) is an organization established by Blind and Partially Sighted (BPs) Youth of Nepal, with the vision of “BPS people of Nepal enjoying a dignified life in an inclusive society.” Currently, BYAN is working in the areas of policy advocacy, education, employment, disaster risk reduction, political participation, and promotion of SRHR […]

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Vacancy for Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant -1 – Kathmandu based with frequent field visits Job Description The Finance Assistant for ”Empowering adolescence and young persons with disabilities in Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)” funded by Amplify Change, will support the financial operations of the organisation.  This position reports directly to the Finance Officer and Director and involves in handling various […]

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Congratulations to newly elected board.

Congratulations to the new Central Board of the Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN)! We wish you all the very best for your new tenure as you lead BYAN to new heights of success. It’s worth celebrating that BYAN has completed its 11th Annual General Meeting and the 4th National Convention, during which this dedicated new […]

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