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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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Five Days Capacity Building Training on Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conducted

Blind Youth Association Nepal successfully conducted a five-day capacity building training on Comprehensive Sexuality Education for young people with disabilities from May 25th to 29th, 2023, at Hotel Yellow Pagoda in Kathmandu. The training was conducted under the Right Here Right Now 2 (RHRN2) project. A total of 26 participants took part in the training, […]

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Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) – Development of Short Video on Basic Signs Related to SRHR Information

Background 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 […]

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Policy Dialogue on CSE and SRHR

Blind Youth Association Nepal, in collaboration with the Family Welfare Division, successfully organized a policy dialogue on Disability Inclusive Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) on April 30th, 2023, at Alfa House Banquet in Buddhanagar, New Baneshwar. The event was attended by more than 70 participants. During the dialogue, […]

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