International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year.
IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. Since 1992 it aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability. The theme for this year’s IDPwD is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.
AMS works in partnership with many project partners across Asia and the Pacific to help create a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. In Timor-Leste, the Katilosa Program works with remote communities to provide people with physical disabilities physiotherapy as well as providing young people with school re-integration assistance. In Cambodia, the Marist Brothers operate the LaValla School and the Villa Maria program where young people with physical disabilities live while they complete their secondary education. In Hanoi, Vietnam, the Training and Rehabilitation Centre for the Blind (TRCB) offers courses in Therapeutic Massage, Computer Proficiency, English, Business Management and Communication Skills to blind students from the many provinces of Vietnam.
For more information on these projects or to see some of our other partnerships across Asia and the Pacific, please visit our website.