Dunyoi rushdi jomea and local partners are working in the area of: - Rehabilitation of children with disabilities - Entering children with disabilities into mainstream schools - Conduct parents, government institutions (education, health, social), children and adult with disabilities on Inclusive education, rehabilitation, equal rights - Conduct advocacy events for people with disabilities and protection of rights - Ratification of UN CRPD convention in Tajikistan
Children with disabilities in Tajikistan face many barriers to accessing education. There may be fear or stigma, and many teachers have not received training in how to include children with disabilities into the mainstream schools. Many children cannot access rehabilitation services to develop their skills, develop their learning or receive assistive devices, all of which will help them grow in independent living skills. Many schools are not physically accessible (without ramps for wheelchair)
Community-based rehabilitation groups allow children to receive physical rehabilitation and early childhood education, and so grow in their potential. Parents of children with disabilities receive training and attend support groups. Teachers in schools attend trainings to grow in their understanding of inclusive education and learn practical educational skills. Community events help to advocate for inclusion and raise awareness.
Children develop skills early on in life, that will help them realize their potential later in life. Families and parents are equipped to care for and support children with disabilities, reducing the risk of institutionalization. Children who can access primary education have greater chances in their future. Teachers who are trained are more able to educate children well year after year. We want to see communities in Tajikistan that are more inclusive and welcoming to children with disabilities.