Health Desk-- 31 July, 2018: Handicap International – Humanity and Inclusion (HI) has been working at improving universal access to mainstream services like health, education and for socio economic empowerment of extreme poor people with disabilities in 10 districts across the country.
The HI launched their third phase of inclusive livelihoods project – “Taking Successful Innovation to Scale - Pathways for Disability-Inclusive Graduation out of Poverty” in Spectra Convention Centre in the city on Monday.
This four-year project (2018-2022) aims to enhance livelihood security and sustainability by graduating extreme poor households of persons with disabilities and promote access to services by providing comprehensive support to disability and livelihood, with a specific attention to women and girls along with women headed households.
This project is jointly funded by UK-Aid and HI with a CSR contribution by Bangladesh Steel Re-rolling Mill (BSRM). NGO Affairs Bureau Director General AKM Abdus Salam said, “We must work together to improve the situation of people with disabilities by increasing access to better and more competitive, sustainable livelihood opportunities in order to eradicate poverty from Bangladesh.”
DFID Development Results and Evaluation Lead Advisor Yousuf Rafique and Maxwell Stamp Ltd Managing Director Md. Syed Nuruddin Ahmed were present as special guests while Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD) CEO Ferdaus Ara Begum attended it as the guest of honour.