Disabled Persons’ Association of Bhutan
DPAB is one of the first registered Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) in Bhutan initiated by persons with disabilities dedicated to the service of all persons with disabilities in the country. The primary mandate of the Association is to supplement the efforts of the Royal Government of Bhutan in promoting the rights and well being of persons with disabilities in the country. Its registration was officially approved on 26th November 2010 under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Namgyal Wangchuck, who established the first national school for the blind in 1973. Today, the Association has been initiating a lot of activities designed to cater to the needs of all persons with disabilities within the limited financial resources available.
“An inclusive Bhutanese society that recognizes and respects the rights and needs all persons living with disabilities in Bhutan, and promotes their long-term physical, psychological and social well being”
“To facilitate the provision of inclusive education and improve the living conditions of persons with disabilities in Bhutan so that they can meaningfully participate in social, economic and political front”.