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Project Presentation

The initiative “INCREDIBLE – Inclusion and Resilience of people with DISABILITIES” aims to promote the right to work for people with disabilities. The project aims to contribute to improving access to learning processes of skills, competencies and livelihood opportunities for young people, women and men with disabilities, facilitating their inclusion in the family and community sphere.

Disability often breeds poverty and vice versa, causing the inability to meet basic needs such as education, health and employment, and consequently reinforcing the negative stereotype that people with disabilities do not contribute to the well-being of the community and the community. family. In line with the Inclusive Community-Based Development strategy, promoted by the World Health Organization-WHO, it is intended to propose a change of mentality so that people with disabilities are perceived as a resource for the community.

In conclusion, it is proposed to see the issue of disability as inseparable from general community development, always observe disability within a general community development, considering equal opportunities, poverty reduction and social and labor inclusion of people with disabilities. disability.

Intervention Map

General Objective

Promote the right to work to guarantee a dignified and independent life for people with disabilities and their families in Bolivia.

Specific Objective

Improve access to learning processes of skills, competencies and livelihood opportunities for people with disabilities and their families in the Department of Cochabamba (Cercado, Entre Ríos, Sacaba, Punata and Tacopaya).

Result 1:

Young people, women and men with disabilities have access to learning processes of fundamental, business and life skills.

Result 2:

Tres Centros de Educación Alternativa son accesibles e inclusivos para jóvenes, mujeres y hombres con discapacidad.

Result 3:

People with disabilities participate in the community as active members in the public and private sectors at the departmental and national levels.

Institutional Description

It was born in 1952 under the initiative of the priest Son Carlo Gnocchi. Active in international cooperation since the 1990s, its interventions move within the framework of the DIBC strategy and focus on the comprehensive rehabilitation of people with disabilities, with the aim of promoting community development and equal opportunities.
Progettomondo, established in 1966, is a non-governmental organization (NGO) for international cooperation that promotes development programs in Latin America, Africa and on Italian territory. In Bolivia, since 1980, it has promoted projects to benefit vulnerable populations.
It was born in 1983 and its activity has supported the socioeconomic development of local communities, qualifying in the context of active labor policies. Promotes processes for the inclusion of workers with specific weaknesses and the creation of new social cooperation initiatives.
It was born in 2006 and deals with the issue of disability, focusing mainly on the components of empowerment and health. Her mission is to contribute to inclusive development, with an emphasis on priority populations through strategic community-based actions.
Foundation established in 2001, with the aim of contributing to the comprehensive development of people with disabilities. Promotes the development of full Bio-Psycho-Social potential, with the aim of achieving greater independence and inclusion in the community of people with disabilities.
It is a social work of the Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. It has been working since 2016 in the municipalities of Entre Ríos and Tacopaya promoting social inclusion and the integral development of people with disabilities.

That the project supports

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full, productive employment and decent work for all.

Target 8.6: By 2030, significantly reduce the proportion of youth who are not employed and not in education or training.

Guarantee inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Target 4.5: By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations .

End poverty in all its forms and everywhere.

Target 1.3: Nationally implement appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including minimum levels, and by 2030, achieve broad coverage of the poor and vulnerable.