Thursday , 14 December 2017

Zambian government moves 6th CBR Africa Conference to Capital City

The 6th CBR Africa conference will now take place in Lusaka, Zambia. The Conference previously scheduled for Livingstone at Avani Victoria Resort will now be hosted at Intercontinental Hotel, Lusaka. According to Dr. Abdul Busuulwa, the Executive Director CBR Africa Network (CAN), the decision to shift the conference to the …

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Inclusive Education in Uganda: Best Practices

There is a lack of research into what works in Inclusive Education (IE) in Uganda, a recent study has found. Yet with children with disabilities (CwDs) constituting only 1.79% of total school enrollment, serious attention is needed to ‘ensure learning opportunities for all’ (SDG4), a study reveals further. Follow the …

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Nairobi, Technology Conference for Non Profit 2017

Technology is taking a tall in the way Non-profits are mobilizing and managing resources. To gain insight on how to no-profits are responding to the new trends, here is the opportunity for to learn and unlearn. Register now to attend the Nairobi Technology Conference for Non-profits 2017  clink here for …

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Pan-African Experiences of Autism: Transforming Rights Into Reality: 4 & 5 December 2017

CAN is pleased to share with you an opportunity to exchange knowledge on Autism in Africa.  There are very few studies on autism in the African context but it is clear that specialist autism support services are limited across the continent – and in some areas are non-existent. To learn …

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Contributing to equitable access to education

 St. Francis Primary School for the Blind, Madera provides basic education for learners with visual impairment from all over Uganda regardless of sex, ethnic grouping and religion. Currently the school has an enrollment of 80 children (43 boys and 37 girls) aged between 4 and 18 years.  90% of these …

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Little People need more attention?

Access to employment opportunities for Persons with disabilities in Ugandan communities can be a real nightmare. However, CBR as a strategy for inclusive development is steadily causing a mind shift in communities. Sarah Nawaggi, A Little Person of Uganda is one of the beneficiaries of this mind shift and she …

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Conceptualisation of community-based rehabilitation in Southern Africa: A systematic review

Vyvienne R. P. M’kumbuzi and Hellen Myezwa have indicated that whereas there is available data regarding CBR, there is less literature linking rights of PWDs and social components of the CBR matrix and have thus recommended that future research needs to address the rights of PWDs and the social components …

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CBR Research as Part of Community Development

Over the past 25 years, many developing countries have initiated CBR projects.  Articles on CBR have been published in international journals indicating that CBR has become an accepted approach in supporting people with disabilities, in their own community.  Exploration of these articles indicates that the research base for this assumption …

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