A Glimpse of Pakistan Through the Art of Children with Disabilities

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Sometimes a virtual tour through the eyes of someone with a disability can be as moving as being there yourself. The organization Network of Organizations Working for Persons with Disabilities, Pakistan (NOWPDP) organized an art show for children with disabilities. The following slideshows offer a tender human look at life in a contested country.

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http://picasaweb.google.com/nowpdpgallery/NowpdpArtCompetitionKarachi#slideshow/5329307014740140962

NOWPDP recently organized a series of Art Contests "Meri Dunya ke Rung" (The colors of my world) for children with disabilities in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad respectively. With an average of about 150 participants in each location, it turned out to be a huge success by the grace of God.

On behalf of the team of NOWPDP, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, volunteers, sponsors and well wishers.

Looking forward to working with you all in future also.

Following are the links to the picture gallery:

NOWPDP Picture Gallery:
http://www.nowpdp.org/gallery.aspx

Karachi   
http://picasaweb.google.com/nowpdpgallery/NowpdpArtCompetitionKarachi

Lahore      
http://picasaweb.google.com/nowpdpgallery/NOWPDPArtCompetitionLahore

Islambad    
http://picasaweb.google.com/nowpdpgallery/ArtCompetitionIslamabad


Regards,

--
Mehtab

About NOWPDP:

NOWPDP, or the 'Network of Organizations Working for Persons with Disabilities, Pakistan' is an initiative taken by His Highness the Aga Khan Council for Pakistan, launched on the 9th of May 2008. Its primary aim is to make a significant difference to the quality of life and welfare of persons with disabilities by the provision of strategic support augmenting the functioning of organizations working for, and with, such persons across Pakistan.

NOWPDP's approach to its goal is multifaceted. The Network stands as an apolitical, non-sectarian, non-partisan and neutral platform, and will conduct its programmes without regard to faith, origin or gender. NOWPDP intends to create space and voice for persons with disabilities and the organizations working for them, and advocate the obstacles faced by them to key socio-political and economic stakeholders. As a Network, it will form linkages between organizations working for people with disabilities and corporations, the state and media. We also aim to facilitate the planning and implementation of governance, management and operations programs and activities of our member organizations as well as expand their capacity development to this end. To pursue its objectives, NOWPDP will rely on the energy, dedication, and skill of volunteers as well as remunerated professionals, and draw upon the talents of people of all faiths.

NOWPDP seeks to take effective and concrete action by working with similarly-minded organizations to create synergistic and lasting change in the existing vacuum swallowing the rights of people with disabilities and denying them the social justice, dignity and equality that is their birthright as much as it is anyone else's.

Web site:
http://www.nowpdp.org/index.aspx



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