Namgyal Institute for People With Disability

Project Brief: The Namgyal Institute for People with Disability (NIPWD) give individuals with mental and physical disabilities as well as other marginalized communities access to education.
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: NYC/NJ
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Neil Patel
Project Partner(s): Jigmed Namgyal
Other Contacts: Hana Elwell
Project Address: , ,,,
JAMMU AND KASHMIR 
Tel:
Stewarding Chapter: NYC/NJ
Feb 2007NYC/NJUSD 3600
Dec 2006StamfordUSD 2000
Sep 2006NYC/NJUSD 4400
Dec 2006StamfordUSD 2000
Dec 2005NYC/NJUSD 4400
Apr 2004NYC/NJUSD 4000

Total = $20400

The Namgyal Institute for People with Disability (NIPWD) give individuals with mental and physical disabilities as well as other marginalized communities access to some of the same opportunities as the mainstream population.
The goal of NIPWD is to make development opportunities such as education accessible to disabled people and other marginalized communities.
NIPWD was established in June of 2000 in the district of Leh, and they have worked within the governmental school system to allow students with disabilities to participate in education.

The program focuses on identifying children with disabilities, working with the schools, training teachers to accomodate these students, and reaching out to the community as whole to get support for their activities.

NIPWD currently supports to pilot school programs, Kusey and Chuchot Yokma middle school. Eight children with disabilities attend this school, staying in a hostel setup by NIPWD in conjunction with the village council. In March of 2004, NIPWD added five more children from low caste communities to live at the hostel and attend the program.

In addition, NIPWD has funded training in special education for 6 of the teachers from the two pilot schools.