This project will further develop the ‘Disability Inclusive Child Development Program’ within our partner’s centre, providing economic empowerment opportunities and training for marginalised and vulnerable groups of people in the area. Activities include livelihood skills for widows, tailoring classes, children’s gardening, computer classes, health camps and start-up business training for families of PWDs (people with disabilities).
Why support this:
Our partners have a strong commitment to this very poor and isolated region, so much so that the centre was first established from personal funds. They have extensive networks with other community health and development organisations working in the area, which gives access to a range of health services. The community health volunteers receive regular training from some of these local services. The centre was designed to be multi-purpose and serves to draw the community together as well as address its many needs.
$25,000 for a one-year project.
One of the challenges faced by the team is poor attendance of people with disability at the centre. Often, families do not consider them as a priority, since tending to their needs means loss of a days work when they are already struggling to provide care and support for them. The centre will assist these families in building livelihood options that bring financial security and enable them to better support dependents with disabilities.With very few government services available and the nearest medical help 22km away, the centre provides much needed support, enabling the vulnerable to become self-reliant, confident and able to participate in community life.
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