Refresher Training on Right Relating to Education and Technology for Advocacy Committees
3rd to 5th March 2023
Access Planet Organization in support of the Disability Rights Fund (DRF) organized the refresher training on the topic- “Refresher Training on Rights Relating to Education and Technology for Advocacy Committees.” The training was conducted to update the advocacy committees on the content as the follow-up of comprehensive training on the given topic last year. 17 advocacy committee members from Dhangadhi, Nepalgunj, and Kathmandu Valley were present at the training as participants. And, different facilitators working in education and technology facilitated various sessions.
The main objectives of the training are as follows:
- To sensitize the participants about the rights relating to education and technology.
- To enhance their advocacy skills and their understanding of national and international laws, policies, and practices.
- To strengthen the grassroots level movement of young women with disabilities in Bagmati, Lumbini, and Far West Provinces.
- To reflect on previous advocacy works and plan for this year.
Jenisha Maharjan, Project Coordinator of Access Planet, moderated the training sessions by welcoming the participants to the sessions. She also highlighted a few details on the training sessions at the end. During the training period, the participants intended to reflect on the previous advocacy works and plan for this year’s advocacy in the meantime. Majorly they were focused on knowledge and skills related to advocacy in the field of inclusive education and assistive technologies as listed below:
- Major Issues Regarding Disability Inclusive Education: Problems and Their Solutions
- Reflection on Previous Advocacy Works
- Advocacy with the local government
- Demonstration of Different Technology
- Inclusive Education for Girls and Women: International Practice
- Concept of Intersectionality in inclusive education
- Role play on advocacy
- National Level Policies on Inclusive Education: Provisions of Education for Persons with Disabilities (in the present scenario)
- Local level mechanism on education: The practicality of inclusive education in Nepal
- Action Plan for further advocacy
The primary outputs of the event are listed as follows:
- The participants were sensitized about the rights relating to education and technology through the various sessions.
- Their skills were enhanced in the field of advocacy, and their understanding of national and international laws, policies, and practices was polished during the sessions.
- The youth advocates are committed to strengthening the grassroots level of movement of young women with disabilities in Bagmati, Lumbini, and Far West Provinces.
- The advocacy committees reflected on previous advocacy works and planned for this year as they shared their action plan representing their respective groups.