Tajik project seeks to help disabled learn rights, vocational skills


DUSHANBE -- Tajikistan is set Friday (May 4) in Dushanbe to introduce a project aimed at helping young Tajiks with disabilities, Asia-Plus reported.

The project, titled "Inclusion: Promotion of Social Change and Inclusive Education in Tajikistan", was launched April 1 and is set to run until the end of 2020. It has a budget of €690,000 (7.3 million TJS), 10% from the German government and 90% from the European Union.

The goal is to improve vocational education for young Tajiks with disabilities and to teach them about their rights.

The event Friday will inform the public about the project's objectives and garner interest from potential partners. Representatives from Tajikistan's government, domestic and international NGOs and the media are expected to attend.

Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V. (DVV International) of Bonn, Germany, is implementing the project.

DVV International, alongside the Adult Education Association of Tajikistan and the League of Women with Disabilities "Ishtirok", plans to design vocational training courses to better allow the disabled to join the labour force.

The German organisation will also team with the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Migration and the governments of Rasht, Panjakent and Dushanbe to develop pilot curricula at three of the ministry's 36 Adult Training Centres.

A public awareness campaign about the rights of the disabled is also in the works.

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