NOWPDP’s Disability Consulting initiative ‘yaqeeen’ successfully completed its research at 30 HBL branches, across Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad this Wednesday, the 5th of August 2015. The team visited all 30 branches in a span of 4 months to learn about the perspectives of over 400 employees at these branches about disability. Simultaneously, architects from the Institute of Architects, Pakistan (IAP) surveyed branches to determine changes necessary to accommodate people with disabilities.
With the first phase of the project nearing completion, the next phase of implementation shall commence starting October 2015. The team will focus on ensuring infrastructural changes deemed necessary in the research phase. Sensitization sessions with employees will also be conducted, to increase disability awareness, as NOWPDP works towards developing an inclusive environment at HBL.