Disabled persons groups geared for sensitisation work
Saturday, 01 March 2014 21:16
Disabled peoples organisations from regions four, six, and ten, were yesterday presented with several pieces of equipment to aid their sensitisation work in their communities.
At a simple ceremony at the secretariat of the National Commission on Disability (NCD), a television set, a camcorder, a tripod, a flip chart stand, a digital recorder, a DVD player and 63 blank DVDs were handed over to three groups.
Those receiving the donations were the Linden Supporting the Effort and Empowerment of Persons with Disability (Linseed) and the Region Four and Region Six Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) groups. The aim of the donation to the selected groups, according to NCD Programme Manager Zoan Williams, is for the continuation of public sensitisation efforts in those communities. She said the donation was birthed from a project called, ‘It’s About Ability’, and saw the compilation of a manual, with the same title, that will see those trained, using the manual during sensitisation campaigns. The project was funded by UNICEF, in collaboration with the NCD, Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disability and the Guyana CBR Programme. She added that the hope is for positive change in the attitudes and behaviours of persons towards the disabled.
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