EUROPE/ITALY - “A Indian tree” World Day for Persons with Disabilities

Wednesday, 2 December 2015 disabled  

CBM Italia Onlus

Milan (Agenzia Fides) – Today about 15% of the world population is affected by some sort of disability. One billion according to a 2011 of report. Of these 80% live in developing countries, where basic health care is not guaranteed. Some 90% of disabled persons has no access to basic services, over 85% is without work and less than 5% of disabled children has access to formal education. These children have also less chance of starting school; obstacles include stigma and discrimination, lack of adequate healthcare and rehabilitation programmes, no access to transport, information or communications. Among various initiatives in view of the World Day for Persons with Disabilities marked on 3 December, CBM Italia (part of the NGO Christian Blind Mission CBM) is presenting a documentary “An Indian tree” to promote better understanding of situations connected with disabilities and increase public awareness of the necessity to go beyond stereotypes and prejudice. The documentary presents a CBM India project for inclusive education launched in a remote town not far from the frontier with Bangladesh.
(AP) (2/12/2015 Agenzia Fides)