Priyam Global + the Global Goals
The 2015 Millennial Development Goals were a groundbreaking effort of hope and commitment for global development, but they received considerable attention for the glaring omission of people affected by disability. But on September 27, 2015, the critical need for including persons with disabilities in global development was formally recognized by the ratification of the 2030 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (the SDGs, or, the Global Goals).
This new framework marks a new and long-awaited era. The global community has finally acknowledged that sustainable and lasting progress in health and development will never be achieved without including people affected by disability. But this is just the beginning.
We are committed to achieving the Global Goals.
As we create and design our programs for 2016, we are focusing on the following objectives towards four of the Global Goals that we have the capacity to work towards:
1: No poverty
- We will reduce the percentage of children with disabilities and their families living on less than $1.25 per day
- We will increase the percentage of children with disabilities in India receiving benefits
2: Zero hunger
- We will increase the percentage of children with disabilities and their families who achieve above the minimum level of dietary energy consumption
- We will reduce the percentage of children with disabilities in India who have micronutrient deficiencies of iron, zinc, iodine, vitamin A, folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin D
3: Good health and well-being
- We will increase the percentage of children with disabilities who receiving timely medical care, health services, and assistive technologies
- We will reduce the proportion of families of children with disabilities who are facing impoverishing or catastrophic health costs
4: Quality education
- We will increase the percentage of teachers who have received in-service training in the last 12 months to teach children with special education needs
- We will build and upgrade schools that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environment for all