Leonard Cheshire (LC) is a UK organisation which believes that people with disabilities should have the freedom to live their lives the way they choose, with opportunities to live independently, contribute economically and participate fully in society. LC is a pan disability organisation and delivers inclusive community-based programmes delivering sustainable change to people with disabilities in countries across Africa and Asia. The key focus of our programmes includes: Inclusive Education; Access to Livelihoods; Campaigning and Advocacy; and Research. LC’s International Department works through five regional offices in Africa and Asia. The South Asia Regional Office is based in Bengaluru, India.
In the above context, the Leonard Cheshire is holding one day workshop to bring together multiple stakeholders and sectors from different project locations in India. This workshop will showcase the models, the strategies and the approaches adopted under EU funded Livelihoods Project by sharing learnings, best practices, achievements and the positive impacts created in providing inclusive economic opportunities to persons with disabilities in India.
The overall objective of this workshop is “to bring together multiple stakeholders representing employers, government officials, corporate CSR, Training Institutes / organisations, like minded NGOs / CSOs / non-profit organisations, Disability People’s Organisations, Voluntary Organisations, Business Associates and the experts in the disability sector to share collective experience, learnings and knowledge in providing livelihoods opportunities for persons with disabilities and addressing the issues or challenges faced by them”.
The key deliverables from this workshop are: