Angelina Klouthis wrote -
Join us to help rural people with disabilities access training opportunities to develop job skills. In Andhra Pradesh we have a community self help group who face difficult barriers to employment as a result of their physical or mental disabilities. Help us raise $15,000 and we can provide training, start-up capital, and support for a community group of 17 people today! VFF USA supports vulnerable community members in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to break the cycle of poverty through a holistic and participatory development model. Our partner RDT has worked in the region for 50 years, building accessible schools, providing technical assistance to teachers, and responding to community priorities. Official estimates in India report around 2% of the population with a disability, although other reports suggest a much higher number. People with disabilities are still not fully recognized within the family or society and are left out of census and communities. Family members, feeling ashamed, keep people with disabilities shut away inside the home, limiting their exposure to the community and ability to participate. Our programs have brought better quality of life to over 30,000 people with disabilities in India. Vicente Ferrer Foundation supports people with disabilities by developing community self help groups for people with disabilities to share their challenges and work together for a more inclusive community. The Vicente Ferrer Foundation also helps to address rehabilitation and medical service needs for the community. People with disabilities face barriers to go to school, as families don't see the value of investing in their education. The Vicente Ferrer Foundation runs schools for visual impairment, hearing impairment, and provide access to schools for people with other physical disabilities. Helping to educated and increase the health of people with disabilities has generated a change.