Dastoor

The literal meaning of the word Dastoor is ‘system’.
 

The literal meaning of the word Dastoor is ‘system’. For NOWPDP, this represents a system that requires adjustment for improvement and inclusivity. Globally, persons with disabilities (PWDs) are excluded from educational opportunities, as only 10% are able to attend school, and only 5% complete primary school. As a result, a vast majority of PWDs also remain excluded from the benefits associated with education, such as better jobs, social and economic security, and opportunities for full participation in society. It is to change this trend or the ‘system’ that reinforces this trend that the program ‘Dastoor’ was launched. Dastoor undertakes different projects for improving access to educational opportunities for PWDs, with the eventual goal to facilitate their socio-economic inclusion. Dastoor works with the existing institutions, which are part of the system, and builds their capacity to cater to PWDs. Dastoor currently has two ongoing projects: Inclusive Training at Mainstream Vocational Training Centers Dastoor builds the capacity of mainstream vocational training centers to make them inclusive of persons with disabilities, while also facilitating training of PWDs, who are of 18 years of age or older, in those institutions. Since 2016, Dastoor has partnered with a number of different mainstream vocational training centers, including The Hunar Foundation, AMANTECH, Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC), ZVMG Rangoonwala Trust, and Ravissant Salon, and around 40 PWDs in the following

  • Plumbing
  • Auto Paint
  • Domestic Stitching
  • Beautician
  • MS Office
  • Graphic Designing
  • Web Designing
  • Radio Broadcasting

The literal meaning of the word Dastoor is ‘system’. For NOWPDP, this represents a system that requires adjustment for improvement and inclusivity. Globally, persons with disabilities (PWDs) are excluded from educational opportunities, as only 10% are able to attend school, and only 5% complete primary school. As a result, a vast majority of PWDs also remain excluded from the benefits associated with education, such as better jobs, social and economic security, and opportunities for full participation in society. It is to change this trend or the ‘system’ that reinforces this trend that the program ‘Dastoor’ was launched. Dastoor undertakes different projects for improving access to educational opportunities for PWDs, with the eventual goal to facilitate their socio-economic inclusion. Dastoor works with the existing institutions, which are part of the system, and builds their capacity to cater to PWDs. Dastoor currently has two ongoing projects: Inclusive Training at Mainstream Vocational Training Centers Dastoor builds the capacity of mainstream vocational training centers to make them inclusive of persons with disabilities, while also facilitating training of PWDs, who are of 18 years of age or older, in those institutions. Since 2016, Dastoor has partnered with a number of different mainstream vocational training centers, including The Hunar Foundation, AMANTECH, Pakistan American Cultural Center (PACC), ZVMG Rangoonwala Trust, and Ravissant Salon, and around 40 PWDs in the following