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Articles from the Nigeria Writers’ Workshop

Community Based Vocational Rehabilitation services available to persons with disabilities in Kwara State 
Article by Olarewaju AjaniIntroduction
The CBVR programme in Kwara State has a pilot scheme which was set off to meet the need of PWDs. Unfortunately, many PWDs of this state are not aware of the services provided…………. Click Here to download
Community Participation in CBR Programmes in Nigeria

There is a growing recognition that the involvement of local communities in most health related programmes help in sustaining such programmes. Members of the community should take greater responsibilities in planning, implementation and evaluation and ultimately ownership of the programmes. CBR projects…………. Click Here to download

Problem of fund raising in the Community and need for continuous support

Community base Rehabilitation {CBR} is a welcome idea in many communities.

Nevertheless, lack of adequate funding of the programme seems to be affecting the smooth running of the programme in communities. In the light of the prevailing circumstances the need for continuous support from NGOS cannot be over emphasized…………. Click Here to download

THE ROLE OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS IN SENSITIZATION AND MOBILIZATION FOR CBR IN MANGU L.G.A. PLATEAU STATE

CBR is a programme introduced world wide for providing services for PWDs and give them equal rights in the community. The services provided in CBR include medical care. School. Vocational training and employment to PWDs.However there is difficulties in the provision of these services because of wide spread illiteracy. Ignorance and poverty, these barriers have been broken …………. Click Here to download

SOCIETAL NEGLECT OF PEOPLE WITH MENTAL IMPAIRMENT

Introduction
Amaudo Itumbauzo has been contributing immensely towards having a beautiful and peaceful society by way of picking and rehabilitating mentally ill patients from the streets. Not withstanding all these efforts put into it by this organization, this group of people is still seen on so many of the streets where Amaudo has her clients………….. Click Here to download

Ways by which community leaders in Benue State in Nigeria can embrace Community Based Rehabilitation by Terna Uor

Community leaders are the immediate administrative structure we have in every community in Benue State. Their voices are highly respected when it comes to taking decisions. They are responsible for maintenance of law and order in case of communal disputes. It is also their duty to nurture the programmes which are meant for community development as supported by members of the community…………. Click Here to download

THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PERSONS IN SIERRA LEONE BY RAYMOND CHRISTIAN JAIA, PROJECT SUPERVISOR SIERRA LEONE COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION AND EMPOWERMENT FOR THE BLIND PROJECT

The case for BVIPs for social inclusion is often framed in terms of accessibility to services, human rights and justice. However less attention is given to the role of the family in ensuring the BVIPs access these services………….. Click Here to download

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