Project Launch: 12-28-18
By using a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) approach, the village seeks to address the current needs of children with disabilities in Bangwe and surrounding areas. This will involve the provision of physiotherapy, speech therapy, and occupation therapy at the community level. The project leaders will engage the services of at least one qualified physiotherapist who will be supported by community-based workers trained for this program. This concept will decentralize responsibilities and resources, both human and financial, to the community. In this way, rehabilitation services will have greater access, overcoming the barriers of travel such as the high costs to reach other rehabilitation centers outside the community, the cost of the services themselves, and the frequency with which the clients must access the service. The project will enhance the quality of life for children with disabilities and their caregivers, who are mostly women, by meeting their basic rehabilitation needs, ensuring inclusion, and full participation in local life.