Project #23098

Vocational Training for Children with Disabilities

by Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan


NOWPDP, through its skills development program heARTwork, is providing training to children with disabilities in textile design and weaving. This project will provide curriculum development, training material, and training for trainers, and will support training of 150 students with disabilities in 2016 at 5 special schools.
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In Pakistan, an estimated 1.4 million children with disabilities are deprived of opportunities to attend school due to inaccessibility and lack of inclusion. Moreover, vocational training and skills development programs are not widely available for all children with disabilities due to lack of resources and accessibility. The lack of education and/or vocational training opportunities leads to the socio-economic exclusion of these persons with disabilities in the long run.


heARTwork partners with 5 special schools and provides vocational training in textile design and weaving to children with disabilities. The training is divided into two modules, foundation level and advanced level, and the duration of each is three-months. These training modules are imparted by persons with disabilities. The training would not only equip the students with enhanced skills of textile design and weaving, but would also contribute towards improving their psychological well-being.

Long-Term Impact

By equipping children with disabilities with the skills of textile design and weaving, heARTwork would enable them to pursue educational and/or employment opportunities in Pakistan's thriving textile industry, which ultimately contributes towards the socio-economic inclusion of this disenfranchised group.


To know more about NOWPDP
Visit NOWPDP facebook page for more info
Visit heARTwork's facebook page for updates

Organization Information

Network of Organizations Working for People with Disabilities, Pakistan

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Sana Fahim
Karachi, Sindh Pakistan
$440 raised of $35,750 goal
9 donations
$35,310 to go
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