Therap was the technology partner and one of the sponsors of the 24th Conference Of Asian Federation On Intellectual Disabilities (AFID) that took place in Kathmandu, Nepal. The conference was held from December 2nd to 6th, 2019 at the ‘Yellow Pagoda Hotel’ and ‘Yak & Yeti Hotel’ where around 200 attendees participated in the event.

The Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID), formerly known as Asian Federation for the Mentally Retarded (AFMR), came to life in 1973 by the first-ever Asian Conference on Mental Retardation held in Manila, the Philippines. It was attended by 420 delegates from 21 countries, who unanimously recommended for the establishment of a regional body, now known as the AFID.

On the first day of the conference, Therap Global went to the pre-conference workshop where Prof. Dr. Li-Yu Hung and Dr. Shu-Fei Tsai gave a presentation where they talked about positive behavior support for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. During the pre-conference workshop, people from various organizations came to our booth to learn about Therap application and modules.

Vice president of Nepal Mr. Nanda Kishor Pun inaugurated the conference on December 3rd. The attendees coming from various countries such as Korea, Taiwan, Macaw, Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Australia showed interest in knowing our products.

On December 4th, Prattay Iqbal, Director – Business Development (Asia, MENA & Africa Region) gave a presentation on “Therap: Providing Equitable and Sustainable Documentation System for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities” where he explained the benefits of Therap and how it ensures a better quality of individualized support for Persons With Disabilities. The presentation was followed by a Q&A session with the attendees. Teachers from NAID (National Association on Intellectual Disabilities-Nepal) received training from our team member Asad Uzzaman Sazzad (Training and Implementation Specialist) at the conference.

On the last day of the conference, there were focus group discussions consisting of delegates coming from different agencies around the world. Attending these sessions helped our team a lot as we got to learn about the different programs used in various agencies

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in South Asia. The disability prevalence of the people in Nepal is 1.9% according to the UN, although the actual figure is assumed to be higher. However, the lack of a credible documentation system has posed challenges in implementing the right policies and strategies for them. In light of that, Therap Global, the global leader in providing electronic documentation for Persons With Disabilities (PWD) has been working with service providers in Nepal to improve the documentation and adding more value to care and support provided to individuals with disabilities.

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