The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP), a leading cross-disability non-profit organisation, on Saturday announced a three-year scholarship for differently-abled youths for a career in the development sector.
The NCPEDP has joined hands with the Azim Premji Foundation for this initiative which will begin from September, the NGO said in a statement.
The scholarship -- The NCPEDP-Javed Abidi Fellowship on Disability -- has been launched in the silver jubilee year of NCPEDP in memory of the pioneer of disability rights movement in India and the group's former director, late Javed Abidi.
The three-year fellowship will be offered to differently-abled people of 18-28 years of age having a keen interest in disability issues and looking to build a career in the development sector, particularly disability rights and inclusion, the statement said.
"There is a critical need for disability related data and research for not only informed and effective advocacy campaigns, but also for policymakers to make informed decisions for implementing rights-based programmes and policies that will empower people with disabilities in India.