HPDO is a Disabled Persons Organisation (DPO) founded in 1994 to promote equal opportunity, effective participation and inclusion of people with disabilities living in Ethiopia. HPDO utiliCommunity Based Rehabilitation (CBR) approach to support people with a range of impairments and their families. Through the CBR approach, HPDO increases the participation of children, young people and adults with disabilities in formal and informal education, employment (including self-employment) and community life, and strengthens their general wellbeing, self-reliance and physical capacity. HPDO works closely with people with disabilities, their families and wider community to overcome stigma and prejudice around disability and champions the rights of people with disabilities.
Y Care International is supporting HPDO to work towards its vision of an inclusive and equitable society by supporting children with disabilities to access education in rural Amhara region.