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DAPP champions youth actions on Disability Rights and Inclusion in Mash-Central

Development Aid from People to People(DAPP) has moved a step further in scaling up support for children and youth with disabilities on issues that pertains to advocacy in the context of eliminating all forms of barriers that hinders thier progression to many areas of success.

The positive development comes amid the need to galvanize Youth Actions in the implementation and monitoring of Disability Rights in various districts of Mashonaland Central which include Bindura, Rushinga and Shamva.

This comes at the back of a tripartite partnership action involving Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe (LCDZ) and Cheshire Home Society of Zambia. This seeks to inspire Young People with Disabilities(YPDs) through capacity building initiatives on matters of disability human rights issues and advocacy.

The forum identified existing gapes between Disabled Persons Organizations(DPOs), Civil Society Organizations and Duty Bearers to maximize visibility on the inclusion of Youth With Disabilities(YWD) on various Programmes in the country.

Against this background, DAPP Zimbabwe convened a two day training workshop in Bindura this Wednesday an engagement that brought together all stakeholders and participants drawn from Bindura, Shamva and Rushinga.

Speaking on the sidelines of the two day traninng Programme Esnath Guranai DAPP Programmes Officer said the essence of the worshop anchors on youth capacitation in mainstreaming Disability Rights and Inclusion.

“Bringing stakeholders together to a training program is a stepping stone in capacitating Young Persons With Disabilities(YWDs) so that they appreciate and realize thier role in raising advocacy in mainstreaming Disability Rights and Inclusion.”

Achieving youth actions requires effective capacity building initiatives to enhance information sharing and this speaks to the need to inculcate relevant knowledge on the domestication of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Emily Nyoni Programs Coordinator Leonard Cheshire Disability Zimbabwe reiterated on the importance of information dissemination on the domestication of United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

“Increased human rights awareness on the domestication of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities(UNCRPD) allows participation participation and involvement of Young Persons With Disabilities (YPWD) in decision making processes.”

Zimbabwe is among countries of the world that ratified United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities(UNCRPD). DAPP is on record for upholding these rights and statutes enshrined in the UNCRPD through advocacy, implementation, capacity building among other various programmes that seeks to bring sustainance to the Disability Constituency.

Tendai Guvamombe