Tehran cul­tural her­itage di­rec­tor re­wards top dis­abled ar­ti­sans

Tehran Times - - HEALTH -

TEHRAN — Tehran prov­ince’s cul­tural her­itage di­rec­tor gen­eral, Delavar Bo­zorg­nia, re­warded the top dis­abled ar­ti­sans mak­ing hand­i­crafts at Raad Char­ity on Sun­day, ob­serv­ing the United Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Day of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties.

Phys­i­cally chal­lenged peo­ple re­ceive train­ing in po­etry, wood mo­saic, and leather em­broi­dery in Raad Char­ity, Tas­nim news agency re­ported on Mon­day.

Raad Char­ity is a pri­vate in­sti­tu­tion, ded­i­cated solely to pro­mote the cause of the phys­i­cally dis­abled com­mu­nity.

Ac­cord­ing to Bo­zorg­nia, teach­ing hand­i­crafts can lead to per­ma­nent em­ploy­ment for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties; be­sides, hav­ing vo­ca­tional ac­tiv­ity and mak­ing so­cial con­tri­bu­tion can help their heal­ing process.

“We are try­ing to give dis­abled peo­ple the op­por­tu­nity to sell their prod­ucts on­line and take part in hand­i­crafts’ ex­hi­bi­tions,” he noted.

On the United Na­tions In­ter­na­tional Day of Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties, Ira­nian Wel­fare Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Shari­at­madar an­nounced one third of the bud­get at Iran’s Wel­fare Or­ga­ni­za­tion should be al­lo­cated to re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion ser­vices for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to Shari­at­madar, the law on the rights of peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties is good but most im­por­tantly it should be im­ple­mented and NGOs ac­tive in this field should ask for the proper bud­get al­lo­ca­tion for the law.

Ac­cord­ing to the UN web­site, per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, as both ben­e­fi­cia­ries and agents of change, can fast track the process to­wards in­clu­sive and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment and pro­mote re­silient so­ci­ety for all, in­clud­ing in the con­text of dis­as­ter risk re­duc­tion and hu­man­i­tar­ian ac­tion, and ur­ban devel­op­ment. Gov­ern­ments, per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties and their rep­re­sen­ta­tive or­ga­ni­za­tions, aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions and the pri­vate sec­tor need to work as a “team” to achieve the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDGs).

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