Archive for December 2012
Posted December 11, 2012on:
The purpose of the filed trip to Gdh Thinadhoo from 20th– 24th October was to technically train the Pre School teachers, CBR workers and the Community Health Workers to implement CBR activities in the island. This trip was funded by FIDA International, who is the main donor for the Community Based Rehabilitation works conducted by Care Society.
As part of the trip, Care Society’s team met with two members of the CBR team. The main objective of the meeting was to gather information on the current status of the CBR activities and to explain the new approach designed by Care Society to conduct centre based activities and home visits. In this meeting the new CBR Manager was introduced and briefed on the activities and programs carried out in the island so far.
The workshop to train the Community Health Workers and the CBR volunteers was held from 20th – 23rd October 2012. In this workshop, participants were given training on how to conduct home visits, how to plan and conduct centre based activities(targeting persons with disabilities), types of disabilities, communication skills and interviewing skills, how to form and conduct Parent Support Groups. A practical was done on conducting centre based activities. Also a plan of action was drafted to be implemented in the island, for the next three months.
10 participants achieved the certificate of completion during the closing ceremony. Responsibilities of other stakeholders were also identified and explained during the closing ceremony.
In the remarks given by the Chief Guest during the closing ceremony, mentioned that high importance should be given to advocate and create more awareness among the community on different issues related to disability. He also assured the participants of the training that the MM Pre School and Island Council will support them in facilitating any necessary arrangements for CBR activities.
Written by Aishath Sufana
Assistant Manager, CBR