Staff and volunteers at DEAL Foundation Mevundi swing into campaign mode to identify and reach 3000 persons with disability and 1000 women members from disadvantaged groups across Gadag District in North Karnataka by March 2023.

 Spearheading the campaign, Mrs Uma Shirol – Sustainable Livelihoods Programme Manager said that “promoting disability awareness and community sensitisation is central to acceptance and inclusion of disability both at an individual and community level”.

Disability unfortunately has been seen as a persisting problem both due to lack of awareness and its acceptance. To address this problem staff and volunteers at DEAL Foundation has put together an effective disability awareness and community sensitisation toolkit which includes:

  • A short skit on disability;
  • Material including leaflets, posters, wall messages,  and letters;
  • Disability workshops;
  • Information on RPWD Act 2016;
  • Information on accessing benefits and entitlements.

The toolkit is highly flexible and can be used in group and community settings in part or as a whole to meet specific needs of the audience. Details of campaign activities undertaken are captured using an online application specifically developed for the purpose and is accessible to staff, donors and supporters for monitoring, review and evaluation.

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Did you know?

“One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability, and disability prevalence is higher for developing countries. One-fifth of the estimated global total or between 110 million and 190 million people, experience significant disabilities”. – Source World Bank.

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