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National Disability & Development Forum (NDF)

Nawabshah, Pakistan
Joined May 2022

Vision An inclusive & accessible society in which everybody including poor, marginalized and disadvantaged communities (Persons with Disabilities, Children, Women).



Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Citizenship & Identification, Community Organizing, Disability Rights, Education, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Financial Sustainability & Fundraising, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, LGBTQI+ Rights, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information

National Disability & Development Forum (NDF) is a registered non-profit organization, approved by EAD (Economic Affairs Division), certified with PCP (Pakistan Center for Philanthropy) & Tax Exempted NPO that has been working in Sindh in the fields of
Disability Rights (Women/Youth/Child), SRHR, Health & Immunization, Environment/Alternative Energy, Food Security & Nutrition, Poverty Reduction, WASH, DRR/CBDRM, Democratization and Gender Mainstreaming since 2014.

People Associated With This Organization

Abid Lashari

Pakistan  
National Disability & Development...
Joined May 2022
Interests: Community Organizing, Disability Rights, Education, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Health, LGBTQI+ Rights, Livelihoods, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Right to Information, Women's Rights
Abid Lashari President National Disability & Development Forum (NDF) based in Nawabshah, District Shaheed Benazir Abad, and Sindh Pakistan. Mr. Abid Lashari is an Expert in Disability & development sector. He has done Masters in Sociology from Shah Abdul Latif University, Khairpur. Mr. Lashari is with physical disability as his both hands were burnt in his childhood. Mr. Lashari is Self-advocate & self-independent. He is President of National Disability & Development Forum (NDF) [www.ndfpakistan.org] & Pakistan Down Syndrome Association (PDSA) [www.pdsapakistan.org] both NGOs based in Nawabshah. NDF runs different projects but main focus of NDF is to address Mental Health/Intellectual Disability. Keeping in view the big data of Intellectual Disabilities in Sindh, NDF established NDF Rehab Center in Nawabshah, which provides regular services to children with intellectual disabilities, such as life therapies i-e Physiotherapy, Psycho-Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, & independent living to 100 Children with Intellectual Disabilities. NDF provides residential/boarding services& Day Care services with better care & entertainment to children with intellectual disabilities to bring them out of trauma, entertainment with indoor/outdoor sports with recreations & proper care including Basic non formal education. The intellectual disabilities need regular care & attention so that center may cater needs of intellectual disability. The parents are poor that they cannot meet the expenses of such therapies. Disability & poverty has close relation, poverty creates disability & disability leads to poverty. Persons with disabilities have limited sources to income, they are under poverty line, and mostly families with disabilities have no sources of income/funds to avail therapy sessions. The provision of a comprehensive range of facilities for Intellectual disabilities the regular center is only solution, at initial base 200 children are being entertained & rehabilitated. Mr. Lashari manages all management of the center including Fund Raising, Proposal Writing & resource mobilization to bring attention of institutions for the sustainability of rehabilitation of Children with Disabilities. Mr. Lashari has International Exposure by attending meetings, conferences & Exchange programs in more than 12 countries including USA, France, South Korea, India, Philippines & others. Mr. Lashari is member of number of Networks at National & International including SUN-CSA, PUAN, PFDP, DPI, DSI, & others. Mr. Lashari has worked as Vice President of Pakistan US Alumni Network (PUAN) Sukkur Chapter. Mr. Lashari is good presenter, mentor & reader. He is passionate to participate in learning opportunities.
Abid Lashari is the network champion (main point of contact) for National Disability & Development Forum (NDF).

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