Updated on Oct 11, 2012 - 1:25 p.m. IST by Prabha Dhavala
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Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD) in association with The Duskin AINOWA Foundation has invited applications from Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific for the the 15th Duskin Leadership Training Program in Japan of 10 months duration (starting in September 2013 and ending in July 2014).

Sponser: The Duskin AINOWA Foundation 

Operating Organization: Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD)

Programme: The 15th Duskin Leadership Training in Japan: A Program for differently abled people in Asia and the Pacific (2013)

Duration: 10 months

Details: This program is designed for young persons with disabilities living in Asia and the Pacific who have willingness and potential to become leaders in their communities and work for persons with disabilities. The program offers such young individuals an opportunity to learn about welfare policies and services for persons with disabilities in Japan and thereby to obtain knowledge and skills that will support their future activities.

Applicant criteria:

  • No education history and prior work experience are required to apply for this program. However, you must:
  • be a person with a disability living in Asia and the Pacific,
  • be between 18 and 25 years old as of November 9, 2012,
  • be determined to become a future leader in the home community and work for persons with disabilities,
  • be willing to accomplish the 10-month training in Japan and adapt to Japanese lifestyle,
  • be able to communicate sufficiently in either Japanese (or Japanese sign language) or English (or International Sign Language),
  • be able to carry out everyday-life activities without assistance,
  • have a surety, who is a parent, a sibling of age, or someone who is next of kin, and
  • agree to participate in the program at their own risk


Highlights of the Programme:
Training is in three parts:

  • Japanese Language training which includes intensive Japanese sign language
    Note: Participants are required to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test in December 2012
  • Individual training
  • Group training


Expenses covered:

  • Cost of travelling
  • Fees for necessary travel documents like passport, visa
  • Cost of training during the program
  • Living expenses: accommodation, food. Daily allowances will be supplementary

How to apply:
Click here to download the application form
Please send a completed application form with a photo (of your whole body) to the Secretary by post, international courier or email.

Application deadline: November 9, 2012.

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Postal address:
Secretary for Duskin Leadership Training in Japan,
 c/o Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD),
1-22-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0052, Japan

Phone: +81-3-5273-0633
Email: duskin_training@dinf.ne.jp
Website: http://www.normanet.ne.jp/~duskin/english/, http://www.nimhindia.gov.in/

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