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CBR for Inclusive Education; Cameroon Making Strides

Children with disabilities in Cameroon as in other Low and Medium Income Countries (LMIC) experience stigma from birth and are more prone to exclusion, concealment, abandonment, institutionalization and abuse. By Mercy Nyangu Chelsea (Five) was diagnosed with profound hearing impairment and enrolled in Pre-school at home. Her elder brother aged …

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Kazi Ni Kazi: Likoni Ministry

This video provides an insight on work done by APDK our partner in Kenya.        

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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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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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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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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, from May 7th-11th 2018. According to Dr. Abdul Busuulwa, the Executive Director CBR Africa Network (CAN), the decision to shift …

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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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400 delegates for CBR Africa Conference 2018

5th CBR Africa conference

At least over 400 delegates from different parts of the world are expected to attend the CBR conference on inclusive development scheduled to take place in Lusaka, Zambia starting from 7th -11th May 2018. The conference, whose theme is ‘CBR for resilience building and sustainable development: leave no one behind’ …

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East Africa becomes common area of higher learning

Learners with disabilities in East African region will soon start accessing equal educational opportunities once the Quality Assurance Guidelines (QAG) on Special Needs and Inclusive Education are approved. The Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) is in the final stages of developing the guidelines in preparation for the declaration …

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