In Ethiopia there are more than 6.1 million blind people. Though we have significant number of physically challenged people in the country, things are not suitable for them. Having all the problems our Medias and politicians are doing nothing significant. Particularly those deaf-blind are highly impacted. So as a responsible citizen I inaugurated FETEL BRAILLE NEWSPAPER. Blind people especially deaf blind in Ethiopia have no access to information. This discrimination from information is not only a common problem that makes their life difficult but also a serious violation of their basic human rights. The project, Fetel braille Newspaper, is an effort to minimize and solve this plight. It aims at providing information for Blind People and ensuring equal opportunity for the disabled. The project plays an important role in supporting poverty reduction and sustainable development efforts across the country. It aims at achieving direct, immediate, practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact. It is also achievable and has sustainable outcomes. Fetel is the first braille newspaper in Ethiopia and Africa. The necessity of doing this work is directly related to respecting the basic human rights of the Blind and also Marrakesh Treaty. By providing information to the blind, the project gives a solid and sustainable guarantee for ensuring equal opportunity for the blind in particular and the disabled in general. It is stated on the Marrakesh treaty and other laws these blind and deaf blind communities should get information via braille. Other than the above laws and treaties it is our aim to meet the statement in the UN 17 SDG “fair fullness and equality”. Therefore Bazen advertising, printing and promotion PLC has started printing and distributing the very first braille newspaper for the blind and deaf blind community.
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