Community base services and effective education for deaf blind people in Bangladesh
PAPRI has a long experience with disable issue and has been working for last 15 years with financial and technical support from National and international agencies. To address the issue PAPRI teamed up with Shapla NEER (Citizen Committee for Overseas support) in 2003 and in 2005 teamed up with CDD (Centre for Disability in Development) to address the same issue in its working area and has been providing different support such as Primary Rehabilitation therapy (PRT), Assistive device distribution, Referral support IGA support, loan support, Training support, advocacy and awareness support etc. Bearing an experience with disable issue, PAPRI found all handicapped peoples are not showing same requirements and same needs. Under these circumstances, PAPRI started some special activities under Deaf blind project in 2009 with financial & technical support from CDD for the handicapped person having combined problems with eye, speech and hearing where they mostly need special care. Through a long journey, PAPRI found 36 disable peoples those are having deaf blind problems in different ages and those can be capacitated giving support through IGA & ADL support and under these situation PAPRI has started ‘Community base services and effective education for deaf blind people in Bangladesh’ project with financial & technical support from CDD in 2017.