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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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BYAN logo left top, one wheel chair user boy and blind girl holding white cane and quotes on disability day

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), This day we would like to join our hands together with all the likeminded organisations, NGO/INGOs, Development partners as well as parents to celebrate this day. More than 1 billion people experience disability, and this figure is predicted to rise, due in part to population ageing […]

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16 Days of Activism and BYAN

यस वर्षको लैङ्गिक हिंसा विरुद्धको १६ दिने अभियानको राष्ट्रिय नारा ‘समानताको पुस्ता, बलत्कार विरुद्ध ऐक्यबद्धता’ रहेको छ । The UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. This observance raises awareness of the continuing toll of gender-based violence. A global campaign – the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence – […]

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Disability Sexuality and Accessibility, “Talking about life skills, a civil society dialogue for Reproductibve health education

BYAN conducted an international worksop on Disability Sexuality and Accessibility, Talking about life skills, a civil society dialogue for Reproductive health education on 24th of November, 2021 where there were 85 + participants including Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind and parents with developmental disabilities where we discussed on the following Program brief : This virtual […]

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