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Create better awareness through action

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What problem does your idea solve?

- access to basic services; education - long lasting awareness

Explain your idea

Globally there is strong commitment to insure equal access to education for every children with disability. Every year in December disability day is being celebrated worldwide, with continuous promise to leave no one behind. Various awareness raising activities with huge financial investment are undertaken, various conferences and panel discussions held. Definitely these activities have an impact on awareness creation. But acting is always a problem, mainly in developing countries. such awareness's seems to be short lived. as there are limited actions taken to insure disable people mainly children access basic services. this idea is aimed at creating sustainable and long lasting awareness at local level through action.

Who benefits?

- disable child will get access to mainstream education - families of disabled and community will get better awareness

How is your idea unique?

For years Figures/numbers/percent have been considered as precondition to initiate certain interventions for persons with disability. Or disabled children must be taken to certain centers (so that there number becomes ‘’significant’’) to provide required educational intervention. That is considered the efficient and cost effective way. This is the widely accepted, and internalized rule. With this understanding an individual child with disability in rural village never been a concern for most partners involved, because he/she is one in number, and that is not significant. This is the common fallacy. this idea works to change that by giving attention to one disabled child. present awareness creations are costly and short lived, awareness created through such idea will last for long.

Where will your idea be implemented?

  • Ethiopia

Experience in Implementation Country(ies)

  • Yes, for more than one year.

Expertise in Sector

  • I've worked in a sector related to my idea for more than a year.

Organizational Status

  • We are a registered non-profit, charity, NGO, or community-based organization.

Idea Maturity

  • Research & Early Testing: I am exploring my idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it.

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Hi Ahmed, thanks for the post!

Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

We also think your idea could work well in tandem with this idea: Universal Access Day by Estelle Martinson  Given collaboration is the name of the game here at OpenIDEO, we hope you might reach out and collaborate to grow each other's concepts. Creativity loves company!

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