Blind Youth Association Nepal

Blind Youth Association Nepal
BYAN is a non-political, non-religious, not for profit Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) established by the Blind and Partially Sighted (BPS) youth of Nepal. It is a national association for youth aged between 18-35 years. Founded in 2011 and registered with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu in 2012 and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council of Nepal. It is only the organisation established by the Blind and Partially Sighted (BPS) youth of Nepal. Currently BYAN has 417 members, who are organised through five district chapters located in Jhapa, Morang, Bara, Kathmandu, Kaski, Rupandehi, Banke and Kailali districts. Memberships and Chapters expansion is on-going.

As a rights-based organisation, BYAN intends to play proactive roles in the formulation, amendment and implemen
tation of BPS related legal provisions, and in organising and capacity-building of BPS youth across the country. BYAN has strong networking and cooperation with different government and non-government stakeholders working in various domains of disability and in particular to the blind sector. BYAN is also a member of National Federation of the Disabled-Nepal (NFDN), which is the umbrella organisation of Disabled People Organisations (DPOs) in the country.

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