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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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An Interaction Program with The Members of Parliament

An interaction program was organized by Blind Youth Association Nepal(BYAN) on December 28, Wednesday, with the members of parliament, elected in the recent House of Representatives and provincial level election, the program was organized with the aim to put forward our request, on behalf of all the people with disabilities, to make disability friendly laws […]

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Disability Friendly Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Guidelines

Blind Youth Association Nepal in collaboration with Family Welfare Division made disability friendly Sexual and Reproductive health Guideline and have done dissemination program of the guideline on 26th December 2022, in Himalayan hotel, Kathmandu. This guideline will help all the health service providers for providing the sexual and reproductive health services in disability friendly manner. […]

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Vacancy for the post of Program Officer

Job Description BYAN is currently recruiting a qualified and experienced candidate for the position of Program Officer for its project regarding Comprehensive Sexuality education. .  A Master’s degree in Public Health or a related field in Social Science, with at least one year of relevant work experience is required. Alternatively, a Bachelor’s degree in a […]

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