Rajasthan Social Inclusion Program supported by Sighsavers (Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind) is designed for a primarily focuses on ensuring economic empowerment of person with disability and developing the network of people with disabilities at the state as well as district, leading to social inclusion of all people with disabilities. The project also intends to engage visually impaired and other disabled people in mapping sustainable livelihood.
The project focuses on bringing about a change in outlook towards disabled people among all stakeholders including government thereby developing an enabling environment for disabled people to avail their rights.
The advocacy and influencing policy changes expected, the advocacy initiatives with the concerned government department will start giving result in behavioral change of the community towards disabled people.
Goal of Project: Disabled people in Rajasthan are equal members of society and enjoy enhanced quality of life.
- To improve participation of PWDs in Society towards realisation of their rights.
- To facilitate enhanced opportunity for economic security of PWDs.
- To enable DPOs (Disabled people Organsiation) to advocate for the rights of disabled people.
- Enabling environment for effective implementation of policies.
Proposed project primarily focuses on ensuring economic empowerment of all People with disabilities and developing/strengthening the network of people with disabilities at the District as well as Rajasthan State.
The duration of the project is for five year, i.e. August 2014- July 2019.
a. Changed in outlook towards disabled people among all stakeholders including government thereby developing an enabling environment for disabled people to avail their rights.
b. Identified and categorised disabled people in the area, raised awareness on disability rights among them and sensitised local stakeholders in addition to active DPOs members.
c. Enhanced leadership in PwDs, poverty reduction among disabled people and their Social inclusion lead to better livelihood opportunities.
d. Linkages to various schemes have emerged as a good strategy to enable PwDs access benefits and entitlement.
e. Enabling environment ensuring effective implementation of policies and increased capacity of District/ Block level DPOs to advocate for local level issues.
f. Increased accessibility of PwDs to basic entitlements and improved accessibility to public facilities /systems /services.
g. Improved utilisation of government funds to PwDs and senstitised stakeholders and decision makers.