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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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“Action for Change” project in Nepal to Set Milestone on Power Shifting

The project was designed and developed by community and BYAN team, who identified the needs, chose the working area and the intervention modality that is feasible for them. This reflects the power-shift effort for CBM Global and BYAN team itself. This 3-year project is an advocacy initiative for the promotion of inclusive Sexual and Reproductive […]

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One-Day Disability Sensitization Program Conducted by Blind Youth Association Nepal

On March 23rd, 2023, the Blind Youth Association Nepal (BYAN) organized a one-day disability sensitization program for members of the RHRN Coalition partner organizations. The program had 16 participants in total, all of whom attended with the aim of developing a common understanding of disability and disability inclusion. The program covered various topics related to […]

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TOR for revising BYAN policies from SRH and FP lens.

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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