October, Hazaribag: Under Disability Rights Program with support of AVI-BLF (UK), NBJK has organized 8 quiz events during October with school students in Hazaribag, Koderma, Gaya and Giridih districts. Each district team was responsible to hold 2 quizzes in government Middle/High schools on disability issues. In Nawada district, this couldn’t be possible due to school holidays during Durga Pooja and other festivals.
Also the program team has organized vision test camps for school going children and 92 CWDs (Gaya-12, Hzb-31 and Koderma-49) have been identified for sight related problems. Most of the children can be cured with spectacles and we will line up with LNJP Eye Hospital, Chouparan soon for such specialized support, Mrs. Sujata Prasad (Program Manager) has informed.
Block level media advocacy meetings were held Barachatti (Gaya), Gandeya (Giridih), Markachcho (Koderma) during the month and 299 participants including BDO, CDPO, MLA Representative, Medical Officer, Media People, PRI Members, DPO/DSHG Members etc. have attended these meetings to discuss entitlements and services to PwDs. All they have assured for cooperation and supported the program focused upon Rights to PwDs.