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Overcoming barriers to inclusion, Nepal
I found the EENET newsletters extremely useful for my job. It is the first time I've ever received any reading material that is useful to mainstream the marginalised groups of people, mainly disabled, in education. My organisation is the first NGO of disabled persons working for the inclusion of disabled children in schools. We have experienced great problems and barriers to join them in school. But reading your newsletters made me feel better. "I used to feel very bad because I didn't have shoes, one day I met a man without feet". I read news about people working in adverse conditions to build a better society. Your reading materials are really inspiring as well as supportive for a person like me working in the disability sector in an underdeveloped community.
Maha Prasad Hadkhale, Programme Co-ordinator, Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled, Tanahun, Vyas Municipality 10, Parasar Tole, Nepal. Email:

Networking through 'Enabling Education'
After reading Mr Karangwa's article in your last newsletter [issue 7, article about blind students in Rwanda], I contacted him and he told me about his project. Finally he came to visit me and the Africa Group of Stendal (Afrikakreis) which I founded years ago. He introduced the project to us and we agreed to support it. I am happy we could help the people there - and we came into personal contact which is very good! I write you this email to let you know about the effect of the article in your newsletter. Keep up the good work!
Gerhard Reuther, Ruhla (formerly Stendal), Germany. Email:

Launching inclusive education in post-conflict Liberia
Before the onset of the civil war in 1989, there were schools for disabled children - both formal and informal education was provided - but since the war they have not been reopened (some were demolished in the unrest). The absence of these facilities has denied thousands of disabled people their right to education.

MOPAR-Liberia (Movement for Peace and Reconciliation in Liberia) has petitioned the national government to provide support and promote inclusive education nation wide. The launching of the inclusive education programme will take place on 26 July 2004. MOPAR has also begun a series of meetings with school authorities, organisations and the Ministry of Education.
Neidoteh B. Torbor
To find out more about, or contribute to, MOPAR's inclusive education programme in Liberia, please email:

'Enabling Education' on audio cassette
Thank you for sending me the back issues of EENET's newsletter 'Enabling Education'. I was particularly impressed with the very high quality of the contents. Do you propose to bring out the audio edition, as it will assist persons with vision impairment. In my work I often find myself struggling to catch-up with news, magazines, journals and other serious literature of professional interest. A cassette edition would be great.
Subhash A Datrange, India. Email:

Editor's note: During 2004-5 EENET will make more editions of its newsletter available in Braille and cassette formats.

Translation into Telugu, India
We are from India and a regular recipient of the magazine of inclusive education from EENET. We can say that the articles are simply superb. They present different strategies adapted in the world for inclusive education. It is helpful for our organisation to follow some good examples. We are preserving the magazines and we will translate them into the local language, Telugu, for distribution, including to Government authorities.
PG Sundari, Secretary, Relief Organisation For Handicapped, India. Email: roh_hdp@yahoo.co.in

"Congratulations on the CD-ROM"
The EENET website CD-ROM is very easy to install, is a very practical and useful tool and contains a lot of information. Many, many thanks from the South Indian people.
N.Madhu Balan, 351, T.N.H.B., Vennampatti, Dharmapuri. P.O 636705, Tamilnadu, India. Email:


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