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Management meeting between ‘Dilla University Officials’ and ECDD delegates conducted on 11th  August 2022 at Dilla University, Dilla Town.

Meeting between ECDD and ‘Dilla University’ management conducted at Dilla University  on 11th  August 2022  at  the presence of ‘Dilla University’ President Dr. Chrotaw Ayele and the university top management members. During the opening speech Dr. Chrotaw tributes heartful thanks to ECDD-SYL for the great accomplishment achieved during the past three years. He further noted that after the completion of the project, the University will continue further commitment to support students with different disabilities.

Dr. Chrotaw mentioned that ‘being disability does not prevent from achieving the goals’.  Mr. Legassu ECDD Program Director appreciated Dilla University for their commitment to support students with disabilities. He further expressed his strong confidence that the university will continue its commitment to support students with disabilities even after the completion of the project. Moreover, Mr. Legassu urged the system of the university should bring sustainable change on the issue of SWDs. ECDD-SYL offered Certificate of Appreciation to Office of the President, Office of the Vice President for Administration and Student Service, Public Relation Office and Special Needs Education Support Center for their commitment on the issues of students with disabilities and for all the cooperation the have made during the project years.

Presentation was submitted by EMPOWER Project Coordinator Mr. Yohannes and Dilla University Special Needs Education Support Center Vice Directorate Director Mr. Jemaledin on the current implementation of the project. After the submission and presentations, participants raised different questions to support deaf students by assigning appropriate Sign Language interpreter to avoid the communication challenges, how the university shall continue on the issues of accessibility modification using their own budget, materials provision and support using the university budget after the completion of the project. Vice Directorate Director of the University Special Needs Education Support Center, Mr. Jemaledin said the university is under process to respond the above-mentioned questions.


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