Moriro Markaz

Moriro Markaz

Moriro Markaz – the First Center of Excellence for Disability Inclusion – is an integrated and comprehensive one-stop solution for the independence and empowerment of people with disabilities (PWDs), managed by NOWPDP and funded by the DEPD (Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities) Government of Sindh.

HOW MORIRO MARKAZ CAME INTO BEING?

NOWPDP has always emphasized the emancipation of persons with disabilities from unwarranted prejudice and pressure from society. As a nascent organization formed in 2008, NOWPDP achieved a number of set goals. However, in 2013, the team realized the lack of special and inclusive education schools in Pakistan and the scarcity of resources available in special education. Through a rigorous needs assessment, Sujawal - one of the poorest districts of Sindh, was identified as an area without any services available for PWDs

THE STORY OF MORIRO:

The story of Moriro’s valor and courage has its roots deep in the region of Sindh. A hero who received homage from none other than the great mystic sufi poet, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, in the well renowned Shah Jo Risalo. Moriro was a son of the soil who had a disability that he chose to rise above. Using his knowledge and grit, Moriro avenged the death of his brothers and brought them back from their grave inside the body of a crocodile to lay them at rest in their native village. This story of courage and bravery inspired NOWPDP to name the Center of Excellence for Disability Inclusion as Moriro Markaz depicting the deep-rooted cultural impact of Sindh. After seeing this colossal gap, NOWPDP proposed the idea of opening the First Centers of Excellence for Disability Inclusion to the Government of Sindh in the Sujawal District. Two years after the formulation of the Department of Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities (DEPD), NOWPDP signed an MoU with DEPD and the foundation of Moriro Markaz was eventually laid. An unoccupied, unused and dilapidated building in central Sujawal was transformed into Moriro Markaz and was launched in December 2020.
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