The work of NGOs such as Arc-en-Ciel and the Lebanese Physically Handicapped Union (LPHU
) make the world a better and kinder place -- giving people a renewed sense of autonomy and a sense of achievement.
To test the government's access to information protocols, LPHU sent six different people to six different ministries to ask about the presence of a disability officer responsible for mainstreaming Law 220 into the ministry's work.
Lakkis said LPHU was also working with the Education Ministry on developing a 12-year plan to make all schools accessible for disabled persons.
A first attempt to implement the law with a decree failed, as it tried to target both new and existing buildings, causing the LPHU to suggest a change of policy.
The current regulations, Lakkis says, were based on a decree influenced by a study on the accessibility of polling stations carried out by the LPHU ahead of the 2009 elections.
"This happens at Beirut airport a lot, very often," LPHU
head Sylvana Lakkis told The Daily Star.
Lakkis said that Monday's deliberations made the LPHU
"feel a certain positivism that the law [providing better access to those with disabilities] may soon be ratified."
Disabled people comprise 10 per cent of the Lebanese population," said Jihad Ismail, LPHU
's responsible director.
NNA - The British Council Lebanon and the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU
) celebrated the "Inclusive Decisions for Equal and Accountable Society" (IDEAS) projectA's closing event, on Thursday 17 December 2015 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Beirut, under the patronage and in the presence of Minister of State for Administrative Development Nabil de Freige.
- "Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU
)" will provide vocational education programmes for women and men with disabilities to improve their employability - "Makhzoumi Foundation" aims at developing skills and capacities, and at shaping the attitude of Lebanese children and youth towards sustainable development and environmental protection.
It is based on an initiative by the Lebanese Physically Handicapped Union (LPHU
) and the Disabled People's International (DPI) in partnership with Diakonia.