PODCAM counsels a family for locking up a member with disabilities for 30 years.

Estery lives in Lumbadzi, Traditional Authority Mkukula in Dowa District of Malawi. She lives with her mother who has been a widow since 1991 when her daughter, Estery was a year old. The mother who is about 69 years old, explained that Estery was born prematurely at 6 months, with weak nervous system. She cannot stand not sit. She has to always lie on her … Continue reading PODCAM counsels a family for locking up a member with disabilities for 30 years.

Zoom meeting with Board members-December 3 Movement

டிசம்பர் 3 இயக்கத்தின் மாநில மற்றும் மாவட்ட முக்கிய நிர்வாகிகள் கூட்டம் டிசம்பர் 3 இயக்கத்தின் மாநில தலைவர் பேராசிரியர் திரு. T.M.N. தீபக் அவர்களின் தலைமையில் ஆன்லைன் Zoom meeting வழியாக நடைப்பெற்றது. இதில் சில முக்கிய முடிவுகள் கலந்துரையாடப்பட்டது… டிசம்பர் 3 இயக்கம் State and District Executives Meeting done today. December 3 Movement State President Prof. Mr. T.M.N. Deepak led them through an online zoom meeting. Some important conclusions were discussedDecember 3 movement Continue reading Zoom meeting with Board members-December 3 Movement

Families of Children with Disabilities are severely hit economically due to Covid: steps taken in Malawi to train parents on making masks.

Speaking with one parent of a youth with disability, Ronnacy Nyirongo of Mzuzu City PODCAM support group, sounded SOS. Ronnacy says that in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, families with children with disabilities are severely hit economically. Such that they cannot afford to buy the lucrative face masks for themselves and their wards. In fact she said that even the acquired masks do not … Continue reading Families of Children with Disabilities are severely hit economically due to Covid: steps taken in Malawi to train parents on making masks.

December 3 Movement Siege Protest Success! In Nilakottai. Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu. India

The Dindigul District Nilakkottai Panchayat Union Office had earlier staged a sit-in protest on behalf of Disha (December 3 Movement) over several complaints received in some gram panchayats for persons with disabilities in the Hundred Days (MGNREGA) program. After a 1 hour struggle the Regional Development Officer held talks with our State Deputy President Mr V.Mohanraj District Administrators and Branch Administrators on December 3 in … Continue reading December 3 Movement Siege Protest Success! In Nilakottai. Dindigul District, Tamil Nadu. India

Opening Ceremony of new office for Kallakurichi DPO Association of December 3 Movement, Flag hoisted by Prof. Deepak Nathan(D3M Leader), Mr. Ram Robert(Leprosy Mission)

December 3 Movement Leader Prof. Mr. T.M.N. Deepak opened the new office and name board of Kallakurichi District Integrated Social Service Disability Association (DPO). And this was followed by the flag-raising of the December 3 movement by the special guest from Leprosy Mission, Mr. Ram K. Robert hoisted their flag and made a special speech Corona relief items were donated to the Villupuram Puthiya Alai … Continue reading Opening Ceremony of new office for Kallakurichi DPO Association of December 3 Movement, Flag hoisted by Prof. Deepak Nathan(D3M Leader), Mr. Ram Robert(Leprosy Mission)

New Education policy is not suitable for the disabled. December 3 Movement

புதிய கல்வி கொள்கை மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகளுக்கு ஏற்ற வகையில் அமையாததால் மாவட்ட வாரியாக மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகள் எதிர்ப்பு தெரிவித்து வருகின்றனர்….. தற்போது விழுப்புரம் புதிய அலை மாற்றுத்திறனாளிகள் சங்கத்திலிருந்து……இடம்: விழுப்புரம் மாவட்டம், தமிழ் நாடு,இந்தியா. District wise person with disability people are protesting as the new education policy is not suitable for the disabled. Currently from Villupuram Puthiya Alai Disabled Association…..Location: Villupuram, Tamil Nadu. India Continue reading New Education policy is not suitable for the disabled. December 3 Movement

Disability Rights Repository- Discussion on the concept and way forward

Julius Geofrey Okongo (Uganda): Currently Ambassador at World Literacy Foundation, Project Manager at National Association of Parents of Deaf Children (NAPADEC) serving parents of Deaf Children and young people in Central and Eastern Uganda Deepa Palaniappan (India): I work as a mainstreaming disability consultant for poverty alleviation programme, and my  background is in SHGs, livelihood/skill development and community-based interventions with specific experience and interest in … Continue reading Disability Rights Repository- Discussion on the concept and way forward

Inclusion of PwDs under UPSRLM, Uttar Pradesh

UPSRLM working for marginalized section of society through making their self help groups in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh. Under mission Social inclusion and Social development theme we are covring a larger number of PwDs and formed their SHGs . Almost 2600 SHGs formed in 52 district of Uttar Pradesh . Through mission these groups bank account opend in banks and we are providing revoling … Continue reading Inclusion of PwDs under UPSRLM, Uttar Pradesh

Poverty deprives children with physical disabilities from accessing aid.

After identifying children with mobility challenges, referrals are made to the service provider. In Malawi, the Malawi Against Physical Disability (MAP), is a government institution with expertise to fix wheelchairs for clients that use or need to use the device. However, most prospective clients, especially children with mobility challenges fail to access the services because their parents do not have transport money to take their … Continue reading Poverty deprives children with physical disabilities from accessing aid.