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Nawalparasi Association of the Deaf

Training and Empowerment of Deaf Women in Nepal to actively participate in the process of social, cultural and economic development

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About the Organization

Nawalparasi Association of the Deaf (NAD) is a non-profit organisation established in 2005 and is a member of the National Federation of the Deaf Nepal (NDFN). The aim of the association is advocate for Deaf rights such as education, Nepalese sign language equality, inclusivity, accessibility, empowerment, health care system for deaf people and Deaf education as well as running a number of programs such as workshops and activities through the district to improve the lives of Nawalsparasi’s Deaf population. NAD promotes the human rights of Deaf people in accordance with principles and objectives of the United Nations Charter, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and UN Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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[Description – This videos opens with a woman signing directly at the camera. Then it switches to two other women sequentially also signing directly at the camera]

Dipa: Hi I’m Dipa, former President of Nawalparasi Association of the Deaf which is established on 2005. NAD’s activities have been fluctuating since then.Currently I am working in Deafway UK Project and also a new project for Deaf Women Empowerment from MNI USA Many many thanks to MNI.

Pratima: Namaste, I am pratima, Vice president of NAD. I’m working in school as a teacher for Deaf children.Usually, after work I come to NAD to work on Deaf women programme and other NAD activities. Many thanks to MNI for support us a project for Deaf Women Camp. Big thanks again.

Jamuna: Namaste I’m Jamuna, I am working as a teacher for Deaf children. After work, I come to NAD to support Its various activities as I’m a board member of NAD. Hearty welcome Deafway Projects in NAD. I’m exciting for the coming programme of Deaf Women Camp. Many thanks to MNI for big support to NAD for Deaf Women. Very very thankful of you.

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About the Project

Our project “Deaf Women Empowerment Workshop” was the first effort to empower Nepalese Deaf Women and raise awareness about the issues they are facing through their participation in workshops.

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[Description: This video opens with a woman signing directly at the camera and switches between various women involved with the project]
Hey, I’m Dipawali. Ixone. Caroline. Alicia. We want to thank you very much for the donations made for our project. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for supporting this project with your money. Our project becomes bigger. Also, we want to announce that we got fund from MNI, an American organisation. They are 10.000 USD dollars! Thank you so much! But it is still not enough. Our aim in this project is that it will be divided into two phases. The first phase is coming soon. 30 deaf women from Nepal will get together for a workshop. Where workshops, lectures and several activities will be held. Second phase will be held few months later with the same participants to get together again.
There, we will discuss and evaluate the project the project about anything and evaluate that needs to be improved or are improved.We still need to get around 3000 pounds.We hope you keep supporting us. This video isn’t the last you will get from us. There will be more videos becauseWe intend to keep you update about our project progress in August with videos. With more detailed information about location, the program and the official dates.So you will know what consists our project and its impact for Nepalese Deaf Women.

The overall objective of the project was to provide the basis for building up inner strength of every woman attending by 1) empowering them through different activities and workshops by professionals aimed to raise their self-esteem, help them become more confident to face any problem and to teach them how to live in a more positive way; 2) providing them with the knowledge required to improve their quality of life and implementing programs, resources and tools focused on the empowerment of the Nepalese Deaf Women; 3) giving them a support network that will extend beyond the event and make the conference a sustainable catalyst for change; 4) building their confidence through practice to get immediate life improvements and become role models to further share their knowledge with family, community and other women after the conference and spread the improvements in the society; and 5) making the improvement sustainable as being accessible to all (low cost), amplified (role models and knowledge sharing) and durable (event follow up to track progresses and build momentum). This project served to prepare Deaf Women in Nepal to actively participate in the process of social, cultural and economic development by making it accessible to them through all activities being delivered in Sign Language.

Update #1

Nepali Deaf Women Empowerment Workshop 2018

Training began on October 3, 2018 with 35 Deaf Nepali Women who learned about empowering themselves with their talents, confidence and advocacy skills. We had productive and inspiring 4 days together!

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