Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan upgrades to Disabled People’s Organization of Bhutan

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Mindful of the need to promote the quality of life and abilities of all persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender and ethnic background, Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan-DPAB has been recognized and upgraded to Disabled People’s Organization of Bhutan (DPO) at Metta Resort, Paro. Recognizing that persons with disabilities can greatly add to the nation’s social development as a …

Disability Equality Training to the front line workers during pandemic emergency situations.

Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) are among the vulnerable population groups that are at disproportionate risk during public health emergencies. To ensure the COVID-19 response is inclusive and considers the needs of PWDs, the frontline workers are being equipped with knowledge and skills required to provide appropriate services to PwDs during rapidly evolving and uncertain times like these. A three-day Disability …

DPAB organized Psychological First Aid Trainings to PWDs.

Today, Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan organized a half-day training about Psychological First Aid on how to emotionally support our community especially during such pandemic of COVID 19 to the DPAB members, social workers and other relevant stakeholders who are working for the persons with disabilities in Bhutan. Participants were trained on how to prepare frontline service providers, with vital …

15 women with disabilities has successfully completed SPA and Massage Training

On 25th February 2019, Hon’ble Lyonpo Ugyen Dorji, Minister For Labour and Human Resources graced the closing and award certification ceremony of five months SPA and massage therapy training funded by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, Fifteen women with disabilities including school drop out girls from disadvantage background has underwent five months training on Spa and massage therapy training at Norbu Healing …

DPAB has successfully commemorated the International Day of Persons with disabilities 2018.

Every 3rd of December is observed as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) around the world. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons …

DPAB conducted ICT workshop to visually impaired people living around Thimphu area.

On 19th August 2018, Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan conducted one day workshop on basic ICT (Information Communication and Technology) knowledge and skills to 11 individuals living with visually impaired The main objectives for conducting such workshop was to: (1) share what was learnt in the training at Malaysia by two staff of DPAB, (2) provide basic knowledge and skills …

Announcement of short term training course on Healing and Massage Therapy

With financial support from CFLI (Canadian Fund for Local Initiative, DPAB is conducting five months training course on Healing and Massage training to fifteen women with disabilities or from the disadvantaged family from 1st September 2018-January 2019 at Norbu Healing Arts Centre. Goal of the project:  to provide skills training leading to gainful employment for women with disabilities (visually impairment) Therefore, …

10 youth with disabilities completed training on healing and massage therapy supported by Austrian Development Agency

On 3rd July 2018, 10 youth with disabilities successfully completed four months training on high quality healing therapy and massage from Norbu Healing Arts Centre.(NHAC) in Thimphu which was financially supported by Austrian Development Agency. This program is designed to provide life skill trainings to help persons with disabilities and develop relevant professional skills to empower themselves in the society and …

DPAB Conducted first Ever Postal Ballot Facilitation Services To The PWDs in Thimphu 2018

On 14th April 2018, DPAB in collaboration with the Election Commission of Bhutan successfully conducted first ever Postal Ballot Facilitation services to the People with disabilities in Thimphu area in the Bhutan’s third time National Council Parliamentary Election. The Article 23 of the Bhutanese Constitution clearly states that the inviolable right to the people of Bhutan If the noble view of the …