«Ten» Boot Camp for effective inclusion for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Syria

July 29, 2019

Damascus, 28 July 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Syria in cooperation with Peace Lens and the generous support from the government of Finland has officially launched the activities of «Ten» Boot Camp for effective inclusion between persons with disabilities and persons without disabilities.

20 people (10 males and 10 females, 10 persons with disabilities and 10 persons without disabilities, from 10 different governorates) have been selected to undergo a 20 days boot camp in Damascus. Participants are divided into 10 teams where each person with disabilities is paired with a person without disabilities. Camp activities include 14 hours a day of interactive training and dialogue sessions. By the end of the boot camp, participants will be able to design and implement awareness campaigns advocating for the rights of PWDs using different media platforms and skills acquired during the camp.

«Ten» boot camp aims to create a social environment that reinforces the inclusion of PWDs in the community and contributes to achieving the tenth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 10) to reduce inequalities within and among countries.

For further information, please contact:

Louay Fallouh, Rehabilitation for PWDs Project Manager, louay.fallouh@undp.org, +963 95 88 80 024

Bashar Majdalawi, Peace Lens Operations Director, b.majdalawi91@gmail.com, Tel: +963 99 33 89 980

Giacomo Negrotto Cambiaso, Partnership Development Specialist, giacomo.negrotto@undp.org, Tel: +963 99 33 38 908

Asma’ Nashawati, Communications Associate, asma.nashawati@undp.org, Tel: +963 99 33 00 193

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