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Category: ‘Disability Rights’

YPSA’s senior management team visits Rohingya refugee camps

YPSA team talks to the Rohingya children

YPSA’s senior management team led by Md. Arifur Rahman, chief executive of YPSA visited Rohingya refugee camps on 16 September, 2017 at Kutumpalong, Balukhali, Panbazar, Unchiprang under Cox’sbazar district. Rohingya […]

Seminar on “Promotion of Disability Inclusion at the Workplace” held at Chittagong Chamber Of Commerce & Industry

speech by Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman

“The constitution of Bangladesh guarantees equal rights of all citizens. People with disability are talented like normal people. People with disability in different company or organizations demonstrate competence, security, loyalty […]

Zero Conference 2017 awardee – Bangladesh – Initiating microfinancing and micro enterprises

On behalf of Bangladesh, YPSA has been awarded for Innovative practice on inclusive finance at the Zero Project Conference 2017 in Austria. The Zero Project focuses on the rights of […]

Bangladesh wins international accolades for DAISY Standard Accessible Reading Materials

Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA and Kabir Bin Anwar of a2i receiving trophy from ITU’s Secretary General Mr. Haolin Zhao.

Bangladesh has won the world’s most prestigious IT award called the “World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Prize-2017”. On 13 June 2017, in a grand ceremony at the headquarters of […]

Budget allocation for the people with disabilities treated as conventional kindness

sharing meeting on “Post-budget reactions: National budget 2017-2017 and status of people with disability”

YPSA, Sitakund Federation of DPOs, Access Bangladesh and Bangladesh DRF Grantee Coordination Committee jointly organized a sharing meeting on “Post-budget reactions: National budget 2017-2018 and status of people with disability”. […]

Shearing meeting on disabled-friendly budget for Sitakund Municipality

Shearing meeting on disabled-friendly budget with Sitakund Municipality

YPSA and Federation of DPOs Sitakund organised a shearing meeting with the Sitakund Municipality on Disabled-friendly budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year of Sitakund Municipality. The meeting was held at […]

YPSA honored with International Excellence Award at The London Book Fair

  On behalf of Bangladesh, YPSA earns International Excellence Award for the first time at the world largest book fair in London “The London Book Fair”. Watch this feature report […]

Disabled-friendly city corporation budget demanded

Workshop on “Disabled-friendly budget allocation for the City Corporation” held at the conference room of YPSA-HRDC Chittagong

YPSA arranged a workshop on “Disabled-friendly budget allocation for the City Corporation” on 20 May at the conference room of YPSA-HRDC Chittagong with the support of Access Bangladesh Foundation and […]

YPSA’s innovative project rewarded as 2017 UN WSIS prizes champion

Logo : WISIS PRIZES 2017 CHAMPION

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced 90 Champions around the world for the prestigious WSIS Prizes 2017 contest. DAISY-standard Accessible Reading Materials for Students with Visual and Print Disabilities project by […]

YPSA received BEACON award on Innovating Service Delivery

Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman receives the award crest

On 21 March 2017, Community Legal Services organized a colorful event on Celebrating Challenge and Change: Community Legal Services in Bangladesh. This event was chaired by Mr. Jerome Sayre, Team […]

8th annual convention of disable people’s organizations held at Sitakund

Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, President of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) inaugurating the convention raising the national flag

8th annual convention of disable people’s organizations was held at the YPSA HRDC Sitakund Campus with the support of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) on 20 march 2017. About 700 representatives […]

YPSA awarded for Innovative practice on inclusive finance at the Zero Project Conference 2017 in Austria

Award reception

The Zero Project Conference 2017 was held during 22-24 February at the United Nations Office/Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria. YPSA was selected as one of 56 innovative practices and policies […]

Country of Innovators : Nearness of people breaking the custom

উদ্ভাবকের দেশে – প্রথা ভেঙ্গে মানুষের পাশে Country of Innovators : Nearness of people breaking the custom. A program by Bangladesh Television (BTV). Supported by Access to Information program, Prime […]

YPSA and Handicap Int’l signed MOU to work together on Inclusive Finance

MoU signing

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between YPSA and Handicap International Federation to working together under the project “ Disability-inclusive poverty graduation of extreme poor and poor Households in Bangladesh” funded […]

Visually impaired students receiving training on skills development in use of Smartphone

Smartphone handover to a visually impaired student

YPSA has launched a training program for the visually impaired students aimed at skill development in use of Smartphone with screen reading apps.  The training workshop holding  at the YPSA’s […]

YPSA and CU joint initiative to introduce first Inclusive Public University in Bangladesh

YPSA and CU joint initiative to introduce first Inclusive Public University in Bangladesh

A Progress Sharing Meeting was held with Vice-Chancellor of University of Chittagong Professor Dr. Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury and Professor Dr. Mohammed Kamrul Huda, Registrar, University of Chittagong about the joint […]

Vashkar awarded by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina handover the crest to Vashkar Bhattacharjee

Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA has been awarded by honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, as a successful person with disability for his outstanding contribution in disability and development, specially support to […]

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 observed at Sitakund

Rally on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 at Sitakund

Sitakund Upazilla Administration and Federation DPOs of Sitakund jointly observed International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 at Sitakund on 03 December with the support of YPSA and PKSF Bangladesh. The International theme of […]

World White Cane Safety Day 2016 observed

The World White Cane Safety Day is celebrated every year on October 15 to highlight visually impaired people’s achievements and to remind people how white cane can play an important […]

Empowering people with disabilities through inclusive finance

Physically challenged own a grocery shop in Sitakund

The percentage of person with disability in Sitakunda (a sub-district of Chittagong) is reported to be the highest in Bangladesh, at 17% compared to the national average of 10%. Livelihood conditions […]