Help for Persons with Disabilities Organization (HPD-O)

HPD-O envisions children and adults with disabilities friendly and accessibly empowered and included in society on equal basis with others.

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Social Science

News / Event one

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Climate Change

News / Event Two

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Community Outreach

News / Event Three

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HPDO’s Message

HPD-O is an Ethiopian Residents Charitable Association re-registered with the Ethiopian Charities and Societies Agency and highly engaged in the promotion, implementation and support of comprehensive CBR program focused on educational and economic empowerment of persons with disabilities/PWDs. It was founded in December, 1994 and has been operating since then as a disability-focused association of PWDs formed by persons with and without disabilities. The membership of HPD-O has further been cross-impairment based, comprising persons with visual, hearing, physical, and other disabilities.

Such a diversified composition of membership that is inclusive of persons with and without disabilities represented a turning point in the formation of organizations of PWDs. At that time, the only organizations of PWDs in the country were not more than 2 but based on a single impairment membership that is exclusive of persons with other disabilities and without disabilities.

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As its name signifies, HPD-O strives to help persons with differing disabilities in various areas of life. It was founded in December 1994 and first registered with the Association’s Registry Office in May 1995. It was also re-registered in November 2009 as an Ethiopian Residents Charity numbered 0318, revitalizing its viability and continued functioning for the purpose its founders had envisioned.

 

Its founders consist of persons with and without disabilities, who enlisted shared commitment and optimism forging a common vision and sense of duty to work together for the improvement of the lives of persons with disabilities. The composition of the founders is composite in that it involves cross-impairment membership and partisan advocates without impairments. This cross-impairment and without impairment inclusiveness of membership is manifested in its governance and management, namely, the General Assembly, Managing Board, and Executive Management Office, respectively.

HPD-O

P.O.BOX 34711
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Phone: 25111-123-13-67

Fax:25111-154-02-43

Tel: +251-911-24-18-03

Email: hpdo@ethionet.et