Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2005
This description of Shudarson Subedi's work was prepared when Shudarson Subedi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
In Nepal, disabled people are an invisible underclass. They are regarded as helpless and incapable of caring for themselves, so most efforts to help them take the form of charitable handouts rather than any genuine attempt to help them survive on their own abilities. Forced to rely on the generosity of family, they become demoralized. Shudarson Subedi is working to enshrine disabled rights in law—and give disabled people the same chance at independence as any other Nepalese citizen.
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