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Core Activities of ILC

The Independent Living Center (ILC) is growing and evolving to be the more secure and successful organization for persons with disabilities (PWDs). Our Independent Living Center Programs (ILCPs) are designed to increase social acceptance and make day-to-day life activities more accessible in terms of employment for PWDs in Nepal. Organizing these programs requires a lot of support and active participation. Such programs are working towards a cause and helping to create a more positive result that is strived for. To keep growing, we must remain active and encourage anyone with a disability to join at least one of our programs and help make Nepal a more disability-friendly country!

Our Core Programs

Independent Living

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The Independent Living Program (ILP) operates to increase daily living skills and equip with the tools PWDs need but can’t get access to. Moreover, one of the program's main focuses is to provide basic and advanced skills that encourage PWDs to live independently. Basic skills include bathing, cooking, washing, cleaning, dressing, toileting, and advanced skills such as transfer and mobility, finance management, and employment. The program's other focus is to provide the knowledge and the necessary skills to live independently in your own community with the support of family, friends, or personal attendants. This is done by raising awareness in the communities and explaining the importance of Independent Living (IL) for persons with disabilities (PWDs).

Personal Assistant Services

This program allows persons with disabilities (PWDs) who need constant time support to get daily assistance from a Personal Assistant (PA). These Personal Assistants are certified and trained by the ILC and provide excellent assistance, decision-making, and daily chores. Personal Assistant service is not a charity or volunteerism but a socially accepted and fundamentally necessary service. By enlarging this program, ILC aims to enlarge this service nationwide and as a national social system implemented in every local government.

Peer Counseling

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In our Peer Counseling program, persons with disabilities (PWDs) can find comfort, advice, guidance, motivation, and someone to confide to. Peer Counseling is considered to be very effective as its methods have proved to be successful and helpful. A sense of mutual understanding is required to make the counseling session effective and successful. That is why the Independent Living Center (ILC) Lalitpur has a non-professional counseling method that uses a co-counseling technique from persons with disabilities (PWDs) who share similar personal problems, backgrounds, or experiences. The Independent Living Center can thus provide Peer Counseling or Fellowship Counseling.


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In this program, we focus on the legal aspect of the rights and services for persons with disabilities (PWDs) and how to improve them. We hold meetings, plans, and debates on such topics. Necessary actions will be taken and organized to proclaim the stakeholders in to assure that the fundamental rights, services, and public accessibilities will improve on a national and international level. This would be done through conventions, treaties, laws, and legislation. A strong legal team is needed to assure the success and support of this program on a global scale.

An Information Center and Referral Center

As ILC has a vast network of supporters, caregivers, services, and stakeholders, PWDs can benefit rightfully regarding any information or query they seek. For any service that the center can’t provide itself, there is a reference center or institution in our database that we can refer to anybody that needs its help or service. Through its ever-growing publications, programs, networks, and contacts, the Independent Living Center (ILC) can offer referral services for; affordable assistive devices, employment opportunities, transportation solutions, and free education and health services in Nepal.

The research and development of Assistive Devices and Technologies

This particular program holds a high value since it's involved in training, research, innovation, and production of the newest assistive devices and technologies to PWDs. Nepal is typically not considered a disable friendly country. Thus, innovative devices or technology is important to acknowledge as much as possible to improve the accessibility in Nepal for persons with disabilities (PWDs). By encouraging young minds and engaging the Assistive Devices & Technology Center to manufacture all types of affordable yet durable wheelchairs and other assistive devices, the Independent Living Center (ILC) works to improve access and support for persons with disabilities (PWDs). Participating in this program and investing or donating towards the research and development (R & R&D) of the newest assistive devices and technologies can boost the progress towards Independent Living (IL).

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Independent Living Center Lalitpur
Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal
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