Access for All
Human Dev Index:#132 (Aus #5)
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. 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.
$25,000 for 1yr project
- Capacity building and training for team members
- Community training and livelihood programs
- Conduct detailed disability survey to inform work
- 3-4 health camps annually
Expected Life Change
- Children and adults with disabilities visit the centre regularly and benefit from the services leading to improved health outcomes Women, especially widows, are economically independent and actively running their households
- People with disabilities run small businesses and become financially secure through learning a trade and new skills
- Centre is a training venue for the vulnerable and wider community