Funding for two new development cooperation projects from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

In the Ministry for Foreign Affairs 2018 application round for project support to civil society organizations, Interpedia got funding for two development cooperation projects: one in Nepal and one in Ethiopia.

Strengthening Education Policies and Ensuring the Right to Education in Nepal

The education development project in Nepal is implemented in cooperation with Loo Niva Child Concern Group in the Dadeldhura area in the Nepal Far-West during the years 2019-2022.

Dadeldhura is one of the least developed areas in Nepal, where vulnerable groups such as girls, ethnic minorities and Dalits face discrimination and lack access to education. In previous phases, Loo Niva and Interpedia have already developed the education system in Dadeldhura by educating children, teachers, parents and local authorities about children’s right to education as well as by promoting quality and child-friendly education. In addition, children’s participation is fostered by setting up children’s clubs.

The project will work to ensure better educational policies and programs at province No. 7 and two municipalities, through training local government leaders and provincial assembly members. Previously developed good practices will be sustained and spread, while simultaneously empowering the local civil society in educational questions. In addition, the aim of the project is to improve the region’s learning outcomes and to reduce school dropouts.

Dadeldhura

Meeting at a school in Dadeldhura.

Creating a safe and equitable living and learning environment for children with disabilities in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the work of Interpedia and Berhan Lehetsanat for the rights of disabled people continues over the years 2019-2021 in the areas of Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) and Dukem. The aim of the project is to improve the comprehensive wellbeing of disabled children and their families.

In Ethiopia disability is still a cause of social and economic exclusion. Since 2008, Berhan Lehetsanat and Interpedia have worked for the rights of people with disabilities in 12 kebeles of Bishoftu. We have directly reached over 800 disabled children, enabled over 450 children to access rehabilitation and enabled nearly 700 children to access relevant educational facilities. We have also built the capacities of local governments and communities in disability issues.

The continuation project starting in 2019 will reach two remaining kebeles of Bishoftu and three kebeles of Dukem as well as develop a sustainable referral system for disabled people.

Etiopia kummilapsi

The ongoing 2017-2018 development co-operation project of Interpedia and Berhan Lehetsanat supported Habtamu (right) to get an operation for his clubfoot.

 

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