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6th CBR Africa conference flyer

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AU Heads of States adopt the Protocol on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Following approval by the ACHPR in April 2016, the draft Protocol was submitted to the treaty-making process of the African Union (AU).  This process has now been concluded – the AU Heads of State has adopted the Protocol, which must now be ratified by countries before full domestication at country …

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PWDs are excluded in dev’t because disability is expensive, leaders think-says study

  There are many hundreds of millions persons with disabilities in the world. Most of them are very poor. They are not given the chance to go to school. They do not have a job. They do not get health services and social services. Many are isolated. Often they are …

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How sponsorship can make a difference in deaf child’s life

From sponsored child to inspirational champion for children with disabilities. 29-year-old SIMON  EROKU talks about his own sponsorship journey, and the springboard Global Care gave him to offering hope and a future to some of the most vulnerable children in Uganda. After Simon finished high school, he carried on volunteering …

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Helping children with weak grades improve

What would you do today if your child continuously performs below average? For some parents, the under performing child would have be abandoned to waste. For others, they would work hard to help brighten the future of their under-performing child.  In this article you read how a mother heavily invested …

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The joy of supporting needy communities

By Sharon Handongwe Working to change the lives of poor communities can really be rewarding with feelings of joy and fulfillment! However, this comes with a lot of endurance and hard work as well. For Dr. Bernie, a visiting consultant psychiatrist, this is certainly true in every aspect of it. …

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Call for expressions of interest for conducting a multiyear program evaluation of CBM in Cameroon

The integrated program for improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the northern regions of Cameroon (OUI), implemented by Caritas CODAS lies on completion of its second phase. The objective of PIAP is to ensure the prevention of disabilities and to improve the quality of life of …

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How to find scholarship opportunities that could benefit persons with disabilities

Access to education by persons with disabilities remains a big challenge in most developing countries. However one way to increase access to learning opportunities is through seeking for external funding. Scholarships are one of the best ways to reduce these growing costs and scholarship search platforms exist to help students …

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Networks promote CBR: lessons from Monze, Zambia

By Sharon Handongwe Working as a Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) practitioner can be very rewarding in building teams and networks. Usually, the teams interact and work closely with grassroots communities. Many a time you are able to witness change in lives while at the same time experiencing pain over the loss …

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Summary Report of 5th CAN Africa Conference

The Nairobi- CBR Africa Conference in 2010 made a number of resolutions regarding the implementation of CBR, among which was to work closely with established organizations and institutions to mainstream disability at all levels. To read more on 5th CBR Africa Network (CAN) Conference resolutions  click here.

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