Asia Try campaign is organized in Nepal

Asia Try campaign is organized in Nepal

Gorkhapatra Daily-February 17, 2016. Shiva Tamang. In order to draw the attention of all the concern  state and nonstate stakeholders in regard to give a strong message developing  all  the  public buildings and other  publicly  important private building accessible for persons with disabilities, Asia Try Campaign  2016 is  launched  in Nepal. It is said that this international mega campaign is to be held in march 9-14, 2016.    More than one hundred persons with severe disabilities and  more one hundred volunteers to assist the team will be divided into  different  five groups and will be deployed each group to march the campaign in various designated places in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Kabre,  palanchok, Bhaktapur and Kaski districts. The objectives of this campaign is to exert pressure in their own countries of the participants to  remove  architectural  and other barriers often experienced by persons with disabilities in their day to day life. According to Mr. Ganesh K.C., the president of Independent Living Center, The secretariat of Asia Try 2016, the participant will march in various places,  distribute pamphlet, appeal paper,  hold interaction;  delivered speech stressing  the barriers in road, foot path, public toilet and other public building,  services and  facilities experience by person with disabilities and critical important to break  such barriers in order to allow full and effective participation of person with disabilities. Mr. K.C further highlighted that this campaign will generate a significant amount of awareness among the general public about the barriers and difficulties faced daily by person with disabilities unnecessarily. Mr. K.C. anticipated that the  sharing and interaction programs  among the participant  themselves as the final part of marching...
Barrier Free Campaign at Dang

Barrier Free Campaign at Dang

Center for Independent Living Kathmandu has organized one day program interaction and one day barrier free campaign program at Dang district concerning on disabled friendly Infrastructure. Nepal Government has issued  “Disabled friendly man made infrastructure and communication service directorate 2069 and Its implementation progress is slow speed in central level and district also.  The interaction program was centralized on man made infrastructure should be disabled, children and senior citizen friendly. The participants was invited from different stakeholders like; District level governmental offices, NGOs,  Human Right Activists, Journalists, Disabled people’s organizations representatives and persons with disabilities. Mr. Ganesh KC, president of Independent Living Center was presented some clips of power points by multimedia focusing barrier free man made infrastructure disabled friendly. In this program, participants from District Development committee, District Education Offices, Women and children Offices, Municipalities, political leaders, human right activists, journalists and representative of Disabled people’s organizations expressed their views. Second day more than 50 participants from different sectors representatives and persons with disability has handover some points of demand to Chief District Officer, District Education Officer, Women and Children Officer, head of district road officer and Social Development Officer of District Development Committee. Two days program was managed by Disabled Empowerment Center, Dang, Nepal and financial supported by Finish NGO Foundation for Human Rights –...
Jackie Chan meet Earthquake Victim Persons with Disabilities in Jawalakhel

Jackie Chan meet Earthquake Victim Persons with Disabilities in Jawalakhel

Hollywood star Jackie Chan in Kathmandu – ekantipur Report KATHMANDU, JUN 09 – Hollywood actor and martial art expert Jackie Chan distributed relief items to the Persons with disabilities sheltered at a camp  managed by Independent Living Center in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur on Tuesday. He arrived here in Nepal to attend the relief distribution programme for the victims of recent earthquakes. He arrived on a China Air flight that landed at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu , at 11:27 this morning. The distribution programme was organised by International Red Cross Society. A Chinese Red Cross team also landed with the actor. He also distributed relief at Chyasal and Sanagaun in Lalitpur. The 61-year-old actor has also personally donated to the cause. He will return to Hong Kong today itself after completing the...
Earthquake Relief Camp

Earthquake Relief Camp

CIL-Kathmandu is responding to the need of PWDs and their families affected by the devastated two earthquakes that hit most of remote areas including densely populated  Kathmandu valley in 25th April and 12th May 2015 and subsequent aftershocks.  More than 8600 people have been killed, 20,000 have been severely injured and hundreds of thousands more are homeless and hungry – many of them are having disability and children. Nepal government has declared a state of emergency in affected areas. CIL-Kathmandu immediate priority is to support people having disability and be pro-active to support injured ones who are going to have disability. Along with the innumerable loss of human lives, livestock people have lost their homes, their communities and their livelihoods. The earthquake has devastated several landmarks of grave historical and cultural significance such as the symbolic Dharahara tower and the UNESCO world heritage site; the Kathmandu Durbar Square into mere rubble. In this terrifying situation, CIL-Kathmandu has made Rescue team to find the persons with disabilities from the affected areas and to rescue them to ease their lives. CIL-Kathmandu has found the safe land at Jawalakhel Sport ground, in front of National Zoo and fixed 5 temporary tents in support of Nepal China Red Cross Society.  More than 55 persons having disabilities along with their parents and children have been receiving immediate rescue essentials such as foods, medicines, wheelchairs and toilets etc. CIL-Kathmandu is severely grateful to many NGOs, INGOs, friends from the world and good wishers who have been supporting us for immediate rescue essentialities such as food, water, bed blankets, commode toilet etc. In times like these,...

Latest Information of Nepal

Latest Information of Nepal Death toll climbs to 5238 The number of deaths from the April 25 earthquake has reached 5238 across the country. Another 10348 people are being treated for injuries, while 104867 houses were completely destroyed and 77895 partially damaged, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs, As many as 4739 bodies were handed over to the respective families after fulfilling legal requirements. Government Slow in distributing relief The government has received a huge assistance from foreign countries and national and international organizations but the proportion of relief materials distributed is comparatively low. Sanitation woes grip quake hit Capital Threat of epidemic outbreak looms as large number of people stay out in the open for safety Thousands of people reluctant to return home after the earthquake are still living in the squalid tents, the authorities are battling to address the worsening  problem of garbage strewn across the quake ravaged city and human waste. Public Private and community hospitals are already recording a spike in illness like seasonal flu, high fever, diarrhea and typhoid which are caused by contaminated food or water. Situation of PWDs Persons with Disabilities are living an animal life as thousands of people living under the tents lack latrines, safe drinking, warm food and clothes.  Earthquake victims are facing health complications. Our friends also are suffering from pressure sore, fever and urinary tract infection because of long time being on wheelchair and rain in...

Appeal to Support US

Dear all National and International Friends, Well Wishers We have all been devastated by the 7.9 Rector Scale earthquakes which have hit several parts of Nepal on 25th of April 2015 including the densely populated capital of Kathmandu and other remote regions which lack the basic infrastructure and relief to face such a monumental disaster. This is the worst natural disaster we have had in nearly a century. At the time of writing, the death toll has been estimated to be 4,349 people and counting as reports of those who have been severely injured and even trapped in the rubble have been flooding through. Along with the innumerable loss of lives, people have now lost their homes, their communities and their livelihoods. The earthquake has devastated several landmarks of grave historical and cultural significance such as the symbolic Dharahara tower and the UNESCO world heritage site; the Kathmandu Durbar Square into mere rubble. In times like these, it is crucial to come together despite of our differences and take a stand in facing such calamity. Our country and our people need all the help that they can get to even survive the aftermath of this disaster. Due to the lack of sufficient infrastructure, security and relief, innumerable lives are still at stake and we can make a difference. Many places are waiting for rescue and condition of victim is worse than that we expect. Like other, persons with disabilities along with their family are also taking shelter outdoor fixing tents in open space. But because of limited tents the situation is worse in nights and in rains. Nepal is...
Three day Human Right Education Program at Janakpur.

Three day Human Right Education Program at Janakpur.

Janakpurdham, 3-5 Sept 2014. Independent Living Center Kathmandu organized three day Human Right Education Program at Janakpur by the financial support of Finish NGO Foundation for Human Right (KIOS) with the coordination of Disabled Society, Janakpur. Chief guest of this inauguration ceremony was Ms. Meera Mishra, chief of Women and Children office at Janakpur. At this program, Chief Guest, Ms. Mishra expressed her view that disabled friendly environment should endorsed in to practical life instead not only paper. Special Guest Mr. Krishna Gautam expressed his view that all participants will get knowledge about human right and will be the human right defender and they will raise their views and issues of right and discrimination. First day second session of this program chief of National Human Right Commission regional office Mr. Buddhi Narayan Shahani was the trainer and he focused about human right condition of this area and second of this program Mr. Binod Kumar Mahara, district representative trained the participants about big convention of United Nations. Third day, first session of program was started by Mr. Krishna Gautam and he trained to participants about United Nations Convention for the Right of Persons with disabled and Independent Living Concept. Third day second session program was planned as closing ceremony. Chief District Officer Mr. Krishna Prasad Dhungana was chief guest and he distributed the certificate of three day program. In this program representative of District Committee, Political party leaders, human right activist, leader of civil society and journalist were participated this closing ceremony. This program was conducted under chairmanship of Shatrudhanlal Karn, chairman of Disabled society janakpur and program facilitated by...

PAS Guideline Discussed at Nepalgunj

Independent Living Center Kathmndu has organized a suggestion collection program at Nepalgunj, Banke about Personal Attendant Service (PAS) Guideline which is going make by the Independent Living Center Kahmandu by the support of Ministry of Women, Children and Welfare on date 8 June 2014 as a regional workshop for far-west and mid-west region of Nepal. At this program the first draft of  PAS Guideline was discussed among the participants from far-west and mid-west based organizations working on the right of persons with disabilities. Mr. Shudarsan Subedi, author of Guideline and president of National Federation of the disabled Nepal, presented a PowerPoint related the necessary and relevance of PAS Guideline and similarly presented the draft guideline. At that program Mr. Dorendra Niraula, Section officer of Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare has expressed his view about guidelines and issue raised by the participants related disability. At this moment, Chief of women and children office at banke, representative of District Development Committee of Banke and other participants expressed their views about PAS Guideline. Mr. Ganesh KC, President and Mr. Krishna Gautam, Secretary General of Independent Living Center also facilitated this program. This program was hosted by Handicap New Live Center...
Discussion of the Personal Assistant Guideline

Discussion of the Personal Assistant Guideline

Independent Living Center Kathmandu is going make a Personal Attendant Guideline for the persons with Profound and Severe Disability, with the support of Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare. Profound and Severe persons with disability are facing the problem in their daily activities due to this problem this  organization was raised the voices about Personal Attendant Service  at the beginning and due to the continue advocacy about it, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare convinced the make one guideline. Mr. Shudarson Subedi, president of National Federation of the Disabled Nepal and author of this guideline, presented the draft guideline at the discussion and suggestion collection program organized at Hotel Hardik, Baghbazar, Kathmandu  on 3rd June 2014. On this program many participants from different national organizations working on the sector of disability right express their suggestion and comments. Mr. Surya Bhakta Prajapati, director, Resources Center for the Rehabilitation and Development; Mr. Maheshwor Ghimire, Secretary General of Nepal Disabled Human Right Center; Krian Shilpakar president of National Association of the Physical Disabled; Ms. Rama Dhakal president of Nepal Disabled Women Association, Mr. Birendra Raj Pokharel, ex-president of Federation expressed their...
Meeting with Minister

Meeting with Minister

Today Independent Living Center for PWDs has made a visit program with Hon’ Minister Ms. Nilam KC Khadka today at the ministry of women, children and welfare. The main agenda of that meeting is to increase the allowance which is given by government from this year. Today Independent Living Center for PWDs has made a visit program with Hon’ Minister Ms. Nilam KC Khadka today at the ministry of women, children and welfare. The main agenda of that meeting is to increase the allowance which is given by government from this year. Today Independent Living Center for PWDs has made a visit program with Hon’ Minister Ms. Nilam KC Khadka today at the ministry of women, children and welfare. The main agenda of that meeting is to increase the allowance which is given by government from this year. Today Independent Living Center for PWDs has made a visit program with Hon’ Minister Ms. Nilam KC Khadka today at the ministry of women, children and welfare. The main agenda of that meeting is to increase the allowance which is given by government from this year. Today Independent Living Center for PWDs has made a visit program with Hon’ Minister Ms. Nilam KC Khadka today at the ministry of women, children and welfare. The main agenda of that meeting is to increase the allowance which is given by government from this year....