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 the conference to the capital […]
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 link to download the study.
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 children are orphans as a […]
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 is all smiles, thanks to […]
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 of the CBR matrix. Read […]
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 remains weak, Harry Finkenflügel, Servious […]
CBR has been implemented for a number of years now. What progress are we making? A South African Study explores challenges in regard to CBR implementation read more
Unlike other conventional rehabilitation programmes, which tend to be mainly medical and institutional, CBR is categorically based within a community development framework. The strategy of CBR places equal emphasis on inclusion, equality and socio-economic development as well as rehabilitation of all people with disabilities, a study by Create (2015) notes… Read more
In collaborations with Ministry of Local Government, the National Council of Persons with Disability, Rwanda, DPOs, Public Institutions are developing national CBID/CBR program and guidelines. Experienced Consultant with regional and local national context is being sought to lead the process. Interested parties should follow the link here or download via Handicap international link.