About Us




Welcome to AA Nepal, Akshar Arambha Nepal AA-Nepal is legally registered (Reg. no.165224/073/074) not for profit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) under the institution enrollment act of Nepal. Together, we work with the mainstream schools, conduct vocational education programs and disability rights campaigns in Nepal.  This is a national organization to promote disability rights, inclusive education, and income generating programs for persons with disabilities.

 

We have good experience in inclusive education. AA Nepal has awarded by the president in 14 December, 2017 for our outstanding inclusive education performance with the mainstream school in Nepal. 

 

 

Who We Are

Akshar Arambha Nepal-AA Nepal is a nonprofit organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Our organization aims to advocate for the rights of children with disabilities, inclusive education and equal participation in mainstream schools. Some of our children might not be able to hear, to see and have physical disability and others might not have any visible disability.

In Nepal, the society views disability as a penance to the sins committed in the previous births. Disabled children are the most marginalized in Nepal. The education of disabled children is considered as a matter of charity rather than a right that every child should demand. As per the “Living Condition of Disabilities in Nepal 2016” research report, among the 179,000 children with disabilities between 05-18 years, 60% are not in schools. The schools are not disabled friendly which leads to poor enrollment and retention of disabled children. This leads to illiteracy, unemployment, exclusion and in the end to poverty.

 

 

Vision


To see persons with disability enjoying their rights and children with disability going to school hand-in-hand with non-disabled children and singing a song of education for all.

 

Mission


Empower persons with disability by advocacy, campaign, awareness programs, inclusive education and vocational education programs.

Goals

 

1) Institutional sustainability of AA Nepal.

2) Availability and mobilization of adequate resource (human, technology, knowledge, skills, finance and information) for the effective implementation of inclusive and disability related provisions, laws and policies.

3) Meaningful participation of persons with disabilities in classroom and teaching learning process of academic and extracurricular activities of the whole school environment.

4) Sensitive and responsible mainstream school and relevant stakeholders towards the education right issues and needs of persons with disabilities.

5) Persons with disability having employable skills. 

 

Our Principles

AA Nepal believes that the whole education experience should be inclusive of disabled learners, both inside and outside of schools classroom. Disabled and non-disabled learners learning together create opportunities for the building of relationships and the creation of an inclusive society that welcomes everyone.

All learners have different learning styles and achievements. That needs to equally valued, respected and celebrated by society; AA Nepal believes that an inclusive education is a human rights issue. We believe that inclusive education benefits disabled and non-disabled students. To assist AA Nepal in its work, it has developed 6 set of Principles for an Inclusive Education Goals:

  • All learners are different learning styles and achievements are equally valued, respected and celebrated by society;
  • All learners to be empowered to fulfill their potential by taking into account individual requirements and needs;
  • Support to be guaranteed and fully resourced across the whole learning experience;
  • All learners need friendship and support from people of their own age.
  • All children and young people to be educated together as equals in their local communities
  • Inclusive Education is incompatible with segregated provision both within and outside mainstream education.

See also

 References

  1. https://inclusiveschools.org/akshar-arambha-nepal-aan-is-making-inclusive-improvements/
  2. IDEA—the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  3. http://www.nfdn.org.np/
  4. http://www.wow.com/wiki/alliance_for_inclusive_education?s_chn=5&s_pt=aolsem&s_gl=us&s_dto=d&v_t=aolsem
  5. Action on Inclusion
  6. Implementing inclusive education
  7. For quality education: child friendly school
  8. Individual with disability education act-IDEA
  9. School sector development plan Ministry of edu.-department of education
  10. Best practices in inclusive education for children with disabilities-USAID