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Vision and Mission

ILC’s Vision

Independent Living Center’s (ILC’s) main vision is for Nepal to realize and improve the rights and accessibility level for people with disabilities (PWD’s). To remove all barriers that withhold persons with disabilities (PWDs) from living as productive members of society. These barriers are set up as an old belief system and are unnecessary for a modern and developed Nepal. The Independent Living Center (ILC) aims to create a disabled-friendly environment, employment, and social, accepting society for persons with disabilities (PWDs).
As the Independent Living Center (ILC) works to strengthen the values, principles, and practices of the Independent Living (IL) concept in Nepal, there are some key goals to achieve in the long run.

The Main Goals

As Independent Living (IL) needs the full back up of the Nepalese government to implement its vision for a disability-friendly Nepal, the Independent Living Center (ILC) works to promote and strengthen the concept of Independent Living (IL) as key mediators within the government. By reaching this level, the Independent Living Center (ILC) can implement and support all Independent Living activities from within the government of Nepal. Governmental support is one way, and another is to ensure the states in Nepal follow the promotion and development of the Independent Living Concept.

Objectives of Independent Living

The Independent Living Center (ILC) Lalitpur has set up strict organizational objectives and targets alongside its goals. To create a successful change within the Nepalese Society regarding persons with disabilities, the Independent Living Center (ILC) needs to follow a long journey and reach its objectives. One of these objectives includes increasing persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the management, leadership, and advocacy sectors to impact our goals positively.

These are some of the Independent Living Centers focus points and objectives:

  • To get a positive and fully sensitized state with need-based, active improvement programs and obligatory laws effectively implemented.
  • Establish an active and progressive network of persons with disabilities (PWDs) who can contribute to Independent Living.
  • To organize Independent Living Programs (ILPs) such as; peer counseling, advice on equipment or assistive devices, offer the service of personal assistants (PAs), perform training sessions for personal assistants (PAs), Independent Living training, transportation solutions, and employment counseling/training.
  • To establish a cooperative and barrier-free society within Nepal that is social friendly towards persons with disabilities (PWDs)
  • Participation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) on a social, political, economic, physical, and cultural level to increase their livelihood with their self-esteem, independence, and dignity
  • To advocate implementing national and international treaties, agreement declarations, etc., related to persons with disabilities (PWDs).
  • Preparing an enabling environment that produces and commercializes products, accessories, and equipment for the assistance in the daily life of persons with disabilities (PWDs)
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Independent Living Center Lalitpur
Sanepa, Lalitpur, Nepal
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