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Disability Program


This program includes Community based rehabilitation, assistive device support, special education along with sign language; social inclusion, mainstreaming education and creating disable friendly environment. Since 1999 SJA has been working for the “People Living with Disabilities” through community-based rehabilitation (CBR) in Sylhet district. SJA is serving for multiple-disability like CP, Intellectual disabled, Deaf, Physical disabled, etc. Moreover, SJA is the pioneer in the Sylhet division for working with the Deaf community in the country. The services that provided to the deaf community are Bengali sign language training to deaf children, youths and their carers/parents, provide agro-based and computer training for deaf children & youths, operation of the functional literacy center will meet the basic education needs of deaf children and also contribute in sensitizing communities, advocacy and sensitization session with different stakeholders, the formation of carer groups etc.

By this period SJA received support from renowned donors and government organizations for performing its activities on disability are: ABILIS Foundation Finland, SLF Netherlands, NFOWD, ActionAid Bangladesh, IDCSUK, CDD-European Union, Handicap International and Jatio Protibondhi Unnayan Foundation.

This service of components includes to, create mass awareness, education for children & youth with disabilities, conducts training, employment of youth with disabilities, PRT, provide the assistive device, counseling, IGA, providing health services and different kind of facilities, creating accessibility for children and youth with disabilities in different sectors and creating mass awareness regarding disability at the community level.

One of the very successful imitative of SJA is to provide training on disability to the Health Personals of Golapgonj Upazila Health Complex and able to convince respective officials to open a separate wing to provide services to the disabled people within the health complex compound. The disability sector program that been implemented and now been implementing by SJA are as follows:

  • – Khasdobir Education, Welfare and Development Project (Crosscutting Issue);
  • – Inclusive Protection and Empowerment Project for Children with Disabilities (IPEP);
  • – Rehabilitation of Children with a Disability;
  • – Removing Cultural Barriers (RCB) Project;
  • – Deaf in Literacy & Rights Academy (DILARA);
  • – Removing Cultural Barriers and Promoting Rights of Children with Disabilities (RCBPRCYD) Project;
  • – Proximity Services for Full Participation of People with Disabilities in all Spheres of Life;
  • – Promoting an Inclusive Environment for Deaf Children and Youths, IDCS-UK;
  • – Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Jatio Protibondhi Foundation/GOB;