Applications close on 15 April 2021.
The Program is designed for young people with disabilities living in Asia and the Pacific who wish to become future leaders and work for the benefit of the disabled community. It is sponsored by the Duskin Ainowa Foundation and implemented by the Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD).
The Duskin Ainowa Foundation was established in 1981, the International Year of Persons with Disabilities, by a Japanese company called the Duskin Co., Ltd., in cooperation with the Duskin Group of companies. Since then the foundation has been committed to promoting the social welfare of persons with disabilities and helping to create a society where all persons with disabilities can enjoy full participation as citizens. Its slogan “May I help you?” is considered in all the activities of the foundation.
The Duskin Leadership Training Program in Japan recruits young people with disabilities living in Asia and the Pacific who wish to study disability issues in Japan and gain the necessary skills and knowledge to bring back home, in order to improve the situation of the disabled population in their own countries.
The Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD) is a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation located in Shinjuku-Ward, Tokyo. It was established in 1964 with the aims of facilitating cooperation among domestic organizations of/for persons with disabilities, and strengthening the networks between Japan and other countries in the field of disability.
The JSRPD is engaged with a wide range of activities, such as research, organizing conferences and providing various types of training. The Training Section of the organization has been entrusted to implement the Duskin Leadership Training Program since its initiation in 1999. It has also been commissioned to operate a number of training programs by other organizations including the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
More information including the application form is on their website at: https://www.normanet.ne.jp/%7eduskin/english/apply/index.html