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Articles from the Tanzania Writers’ Workshop

CBR PROGRAMME IN IRINGA REGION: HOW COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN OWN AND CONTRIBUTE TO PROGRAMMES
By Bilali B. SaidCommunity Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Programme started in Iringa region in 1998 where people saw it as a government project. …………. Click Here to download
Creating Awareness of Rehabilitation for People who Cannot See in Mufindi District , Tanzania
By Osmunda C. MdemuMufindi district is one of seven districts in Iringa region. It is situated in the southern highland of Tanzania. It has a land area of 7123 square kilometres, with a population of 283032 (2002 census)………….. Click Here to download
DISABLED PEOPLE LACK COMMUNITY SUPPORT
By Cassian MapundaDisability is inevitable in the community because of various reasons. The family members and community look at people with disability as a burden and develop negative attitude towards them. Hence People with disabilities lack community support. . ………….. Click Here to download
Economic empowerment of people with disabilities in Zanzibar through their inclusion in microfinance and vocational training institutions
By Talaa M. SaidThe World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 10 percent of any population comprises PwDs. However, studies carried out in Zanzibar estimates the disabled population to be 4 to 6 percent, with most of them living under poverty line of one USD per day…………… Click Here to download
HELPING PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO FIND WAYS OF PROMOTING DISABILITY UNDERSTANDING WITHIN THEIR COMMUNITES IN UGANDA
By Joan OkuneHelping parents and children find ways of promoting disability understanding within their communities in Uganda……………. Click Here to download
IMPROVING THE WELLBEING OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
By Daudi KabandaCBR program is a strategy used for the rehabilitation of disabled children. Currently there is lack of involvement to community members on the rehabilitation role of the disabled children………… Click Here to download
IMPROVISING A WHITECANE AS A MOBLITY DEVICE AND ATRAFFIC SIGN

Knowledge about the existence and importance of a white cane for blind
persons mobility and identity will improve self-esteem life inclusion life
inclusion and minimize road accidents to the blind…………… Click Here to download
Inclusion of disabled people into mainstream economic empowerment development programme- A case study from Dodoma Microfinance Project for Disabled people
By Ginason Jandwa5% of poorest people in resource poor countries are disabled people (ILO). Their poverty is perpetuated by lack of appropriate training on entrepreneurship skills and financial capital to start their own income generation activities…………..Click Here to download
INCLUSIVE EDUCATION : A MEANS TO ACHIEVE EDUCATION FOR ALL IN ZANZIBAR
By Attiyye Suleiman SalimThe majority of children with special needs in Zanzibar do not go to normal schools because there is no policy on inclusive education encouraging children with special needs to join normal schools………….. Click Here to download
Making Community Based Rehabilitation services sustainable
By Donald G. NavettaThe Zanzibar Association of Disabled Persons (UWZ) has been running a Community Based Rehabilitation Programme since 1988 with support from outside (BaselineSurvey 1998). .………….. Click Here to download 
PARENTS AND LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN IMPROVE THE CONDITION OF CHILDREN WITH MENTAL DISABILITY
By Angelus NgatungaParents and local community members can play an active role in advocating and improving the condition of children with mental disability..………….. Click Here to download
The role of CBR in Parent Initiated Projects
By Joyse Arthur MallyaEvery child has a right to education and every parent hopes that their child will someday get the chance to go to school irrespective of their circumstances…………. Click Here to download
WAYS OF SUSTAINING COMMUNITY BASED PROGAMMES
By Peninah Penny MharaparaInvolving community leaders in community based rehabilitation programmes is essential for sustainability, effective implementation and expansion of programmes.………….. Click Here to download

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