Programs in the Field of Basic Human Needs: 2016

Asia

Program
Name
Upgrading Prosthetics and Orthotics Program for Students from Asian Region
Organization Exceed
Explanation This program aims to develop professionals in Prosthetics and Orthotics, qualifying them to be teachers through an advanced training program at Mahidol University, Thailand. The program targets students from Southeast Asia, especially those who have already learned P/O to a certain level and are expected to teach P/O in their own countries in the future.
Grant Size USD 471,000
Countries
Reached
Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Cambodia (scholarship receipients), Thailand (study abroad destination)
Program
Name
Career Development for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education
Organization Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Explanation This program aims to develop career services for students with disabilities in Japanese higher education. 5-day training is offered to staff from universities who are supporting students with disabilities, giving them an opportunity to learn about the latest services and developments in the United States.
Grant Size USD 189,400
Countries
Reached
Japan (beneficiary) , USA (training venue)
Program
Name
Scholarship Program for Persons with Disabilities to Go on to Universities in Cambodia
Organization Exceed
Explanation To nurture young leaders with disabilities, this program provides scholarships for students with physical disabilities to study at universities. They also receive support to pursue internships that can lead to job opportunities that match their interests and preferences.
Grant Size USD 108,900
Countries
Reached
Cambodia
Program
Name
The Development of the Profession of Prosthetist – Orthotist in Indonesia
Organization Jakarta School of Prosthetics and Orthotics
Explanation This program aims to train professionals in Prosthetics and Orthotics who can deliver high quality services in Indonesia, to meet the needs there.
Grant Size USD 974,800
Countries
Reached
Indonesia
Program
Name
Provision of Prosthetics and Orthotics Services in Yangon, Myanmar
Organization Exceed
Explanation Prosthetics and Orthotics services have been provided at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Yangon, to meet the needs of people there. The National Rehabilitation Hospital used to provide P/O services to 400 people per year. Now it has been expanded to 2,200 per year.
Grant Size USD 358,300
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
The Development of the Profession of Prosthetist – Orthotist in Myanmar
Organization Exceed
Explanation This program aims to train professionals in Prosthetics and Orthotics who can deliver high quality services in Myanmar, to meet the needs there.
Grant Size USD 626,700
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
The Development of the Profession of Prosthetist – Orthotist in Philippines
Organization Exceed
Explanation This program aims to train professionals in Prosthetics and Orthotics who can deliver high quality services in the Philippines, to meet the needs there.
Grant Size USD 717,000
Countries
Reached
Philippines
Program
Name
Promotion of Sign Language Research in Indonesia
Organization University of Indonesia
Explanation This project aims to promote and broaden awareness of the importance of sign language in the Deaf community in Indonesia, as well as the rest of society. This will be realized through various approaches, including developing research on Indonesian sign language linguistics, producing Jakarta and Yogyakarta sign language dictionaries, and providing intensive sign language teacher training.
Grant Size USD 94,900
Countries
Reached
Indonesia
Program
Name
Asia Pacifice Sign Linguistics Research and Training Program
Organization Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) (China)
Explanation This is a multi-country and multi-phase project that aims to develop sign linguistics as an academic discipline and provide sign language research training to deaf people in the Asia-Pacific region, with the ultimate goal of Deaf empowerment. Teams of professionally trained sign language researchers will be formed to support the establishment of sign linguistics research and training in the region, with creation of a sign language dictionary and text books.
Grant Size USD 329,600
Countries
Reached
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka
Program
Name
Improving Policy and Expanding Access to Higher Education for Persons with Visual Impairement
Organization International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment(India)
Explanation This project supports higher education for persons with visual impairment in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Grant Size USD 335,600
Countries
Reached
Cambodia, Indoesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam
Program
Name
Training, promoting, and hiring deaf teachers in Viet Nam
Organization Dong Nai University
Explanation This project aims to empower deaf people in Vietnam by establishing an educational institution where classes are taught in the local sign language. The program includes university certificate programs in sign language analysis and sign language teaching and a university education program. A sign language interpretation program to train hearing people to become sign language interpreters is also provided.
Grant Size USD 56,600
Countries
Reached
Vitenam
Program
Name
Training School for Traditional Medical Blind Massage
Organization Nippon Myanmar traditional Medicine Development Foundation
Explanation This project provides a training course using a specially-designed curriculum for visually impaired persons to acquire the medical massage techniques used since ancient times in Myanmar. The training’s focus will mainly be on acquiring practical skills, but also includes lectures concerning anatomical theory and traditional Myanmar medical massage techniques. The objective is the achievement of increased independence and income for visually impaired persons participating the course. The school was opened in January 2016 in Mandalay.
Grant Size USD 177,200
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
Implementation of and Policy Recommendations for Advocacy Training for Persons with Disabilities in Myanmar
Organization Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (Myannmar-ILI)
Explanation Myanmar lags behind neighboring countries in Southeast Asia in terms of participation in general society by persons with disabilities, and urgent efforts are needed. This program aims to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities in Myanmar and promote their social participation, through public awareness campaigns run by trained leaders advocating on behalf of persons with disabilities, and by diversifying the stakeholders involved.
Grant Size USD 388,000
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
Invigorating ASEAN and Japanese Exchange of Human Resources Through a Taiko Drum Festival for Persons with Disabilities
Organization Foundation of Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability
Explanation Program aims:
  1. Performance in Bangkok by persons with disabilities from ASEAN and Japan, as an event marking the 50th anniversary of ASEAN and the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Thailand.
  2. A disability-inclusive drum performance to establish performance basics, while introducing the performances of persons with disabilities and promoting new techniques.
  3. Stronger connections at the personal level between both sides, by sharing experiences and knowledge of ASEAN and Japan.
Grant Size USD 499,900
Countries
Reached
Southeast Asian Countries
Program
Name
Disability and Public Policy Cyber University (IDPP) Secretariat Transition
Organization American Univerisity
Explanation This program aims to cooperate with the University of Malaya, which will become the the new secretariat of AUN DPPnet, and will carry out support needed for the stable operation of the ASEAN region.
Grant Size USD 405,900
Countries
Reached
Southeast Asian Countries
Program
Name
Establishment and Management of the ASEAN University Network Disability and Public Policy Network (AUN DPPnet)
Organization University of Malaya
Explanation This program aims to nurture experts in disability and public policy among young leaders with disabilities in the ASEAN region. University of Malaya is the secretariat of AUN-DPPnet and offers continuing education programs and conducts joint research with partner universities.
Grant Size USD 497,200
Countries
Reached
Southeast Asian Countries
Program
Name
Establishment of Model Learning Deaf School in Philippines
Organization De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde
Explanation This project supports the establishment of the first Deaf-centered bilingual school in the Philippines where classes are provided in Filipino Sign Language, the mother tongue of deaf Filipino students. The school is scheduled to open in August 2018.
Grant Size USD 161,000
Countries
Reached
Philippines
Program
Name
TRUE COLORS Asia Pacific Festival of Artists with Disabilities
Organization Very Special Arts Singapore Limited
Explanation TRUE COLORS is the first Asia-Pacific performing-arts festival of music, dance, and arts that focusses on people with disabilities. It celebrates the talents of the most exceptional artists with disabilities from Singapore and other Asia-Pacific countries, combining an indoor concert experience, an outdoor festival, and community outreach activities.
Grant Size USD 435,500
Countries
Reached
Singapore and other Asia-Pacific countries
Program
Name
Regional Development of Prosthetic and Orthotic Technicians Training
Organization Exceed
Explanation This program aims to provide the Asian region’s first formally structured one-year training program for prosthetic/orthotic technicians. The project is to be hosted by the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics (CSPO) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Grant Size USD 135,000
Countries
Reached
Myammar, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia
Program
Name
Mandalay Orthopaedic Hospital PO Clinic
Organization Exceed
Explanation Prosthetics and Orthotics services have been provided at the Mandalay Orthopedic Hospital, Prosthetics and Orthotics Clinic, Mandalay, to meet the needs of people there. The Japanese Embassy, through its grassroots fund, has financed the construction of the building and TNF funding was used to prepare and equip this building. Some graduates of the UMT school are expected to be assigned to the center in 2018.
Grant Size USD 758,700
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
Research and formation of Asia Care Network
Organization Fostering First Asia
Explanation This program aims to do research and form an Asia Care Network to advocate family-based alternative care. It will explore the existing family-based alternative care being provided across Asia and review what is needed to support and develop this further.
Grant Size USD 150,000
Countries
Reached
Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
Program
Name
Collaborative Efforts for an Advanced Quality of PO Care for PWDs
Organization Exceed
Explanation This program aims to create a professional network to lead policy changes in holistic care for persons with disabilities and cultivate tomorrow’s leaders in Prosthetics and Orthotics in ASEAN nations.
Grant Size USD 67,700
Countries
Reached
ASEAN
Program
Name
Support for Operation of Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai-Myanmar Border
Organization Mae Tao Clinic
Explanation This project provides nutritious meals to patients, especially malnourished children, at Mae Tao Clinic, which opened in 1989. Knowledge and training in nutrition is also provided to the parents of malnourished children. The clinic provides health care gratis for refugees from Myanmar, migrant workers and individuals who cross the Thai-Myanmar border.
Grant Size THB 3,542,000
Countries
Reached
Thailand, Myanmar
Program
Name
Regional Development through School Construction in Ayeyarwady Region
Organization Association for Rengein Tanjo-ji International Cooperation (in Japanese only)
Explanation 44 schools have been constructed over 4 years from 2013.
Not only does the project involve the construction of sturdy schools able to withstand flood damage, it involves a school-focused village development project whereby part of the costs for building the schools will be collected from donations from villagers and invested in community development projects. In addition, public health/hygiene education is also planned.
Grant Size USD 911,000
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
Regional Development through School Construction in Shan State
Organization Saetanar (Myanmar)
Explanation Since 2002, together with the NGO Saetanar, we have implemented school-focused village development projects – not just for “hard” infrastructure-type construction – but also for the establishment of “softer” elements supporting continuous post-construction operation (teaching staff, textbooks, toilets and other hygiene facilities, etc.). Residents cooperate with the building of the schools, and a system has been put in place whereby the building costs saved by the materials and labor they provide are used as “Community Development Funds.” The development projects are income-generating projects like simple hydroelectric power generation and micro-finance implemented from the ideas of the local residents themselves, with that income enabling the post-construction operation of the schools and regional development by the residents.
102 schools had been built by FY2007, with a total of 202 complete by FY2012, and another 100 planned for construction in the third phase, which runs to FY2017. The objective is the completion of 302 schools in total.
  • Based on a request from the Myanmar Government, Saetanar supported a 3-school construction project in cyclone-affected Ayeyarwady Region in 2009.
Grant Size USD 1,007,700
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Africa through Strengthening Agricultural Advisory Services
Organization Sasakawa Africa Association
Explanation This program aims to enhance food security and improve the livelihoods of people in sub-Sharan African countries through capacity building via a public extension system to introduce improved agricultural technologies and participation in commercial activities throughout the value chain by smallholder farmers. To date, the program has been implemented in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and currently operates in Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria and Mali. The SAA field programs are known as Sasakawa Global 2000 (SG2000).
Grant Size JPY 404,230,000
Countries
Reached
Nigeria, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia
Program
Name
Kayin State Medicinal Plant Resource Center Project
Organization Kayin State Government, Ministry of Health
Explanation In anticipation of large growth in demand for medicinal plants from increased consumption of traditional medicine through the Traditional Medicine Box Project, The Nippon Foundation is working with the Kayin State Government and Ministry of Health to train farmers from ethnic communities to cultivate high-quality medicinal plants to secure a stable supply needed for production. As an added benefit, we hope this project will increase the incomes of local farmers. Developing Myanmar Herbal Pharmacopoeia can support this cultivation and harvesting and vice versa.
Grant Size USD 564,000
Countries
Reached
Myanmar
Program
Name
Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education
Organization Sasakawa Africa Fund for Extension Education (SAFE) (Switzerland)
Explanation The dissemination of agricultural extension technology is vital to improving food security in Africa. To that end, there is a need to improve the skills of agricultural extension workers who are responsible for teaching farmers about new farming technologies/techniques. This project aims to improve the agricultural extension system in Africa by providing agricultural extension workers with opportunities to attend university and further expand their knowledge in the field.
Grant Size USD 2,216,000
Countries
Reached
Nigeria, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia
Program
Name
Establishing an ICT Center for Persons with Disabilities in Myanmar
Organization ICT Center Development Committee
Explanation This program aims to set up a center that provides work training in internet and communications technologies (ICT) to persons with disabilities in Myanmar. It aims to increase employment opportunities for these people by providing them with advanced ICT work training at the facility.
Grant Size USD 791,600
Countries
Reached
Myanmar

Latin America

Program
Name
Extension of the nursing home for Japanese-descendants in Brazil
Organization Beneficencia Nipo-Brasileira de Sao Paulo (in Japanese and Portuguese only)
Explanation This project aims to expand a nursing home for elderly Japanese descendants.
Grant Size USD 781,300
Countries
Reached
Latin America All

Global

Program
Name
Supporting the Implementation of DiDDR and the Sendai Framework
Organization The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Explanation This project promotes Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR) to make sure the perspectives of persons with disabilities are reflected in disaster risk reduction policies at the global, national,
regional, and local levels, to reduce loss of life among persons with disabilities when disaster strikes. Specifically, this project seeks to make Global Platform 2017, the UN disaster risk reduction conference, accessible to persons with disabilities and support their active participation, both in person as well as remotely.
Grant Size USD 159,500
Countries
Reached
Global
Program
Name
Promoting accessibility of information technology for blind and vision impaired
Organization NVAccess
Explanation This project aims to provide the necessary human and marketing resources required to build the capacity of NV Access and ensure a sustainable future for the organization, enabling it to continue to develop accessible technology and offer it free of charge to people who are blind or have visual impairment and cannot afford it – thereby giving blind people globally the ability to study, work, and live independently.
Grant Size USD 159,800
Countries
Reached
All countries, particularly Australia, Cambodia, China, Japan, Laos, Myanmar and Philippines
Program
Name
Exceptional Persons with Disabilities in the World
Organization United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO)
Explanation This program aims to provide information about more than 100 exceptional persons with disabilities around the world who, despite limitations to their ability and the existence of a variety of barriers, have been able to contribute to social development in the fields of government, finance, education and culture.
Grant Size USD 125,600
Countries
Reached
Global