TRAINING the Trainer in Community Based Rehabilitation

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TOT in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)
25th of August to the 5th of September 2008
The Netherlands

People interested in applying are urged to apply with Enablement well in advance.

Enabling CBR

General objective
You will acquire the theory, skills and tools to develop and implement effective training programmes.

Specific Objectives
At the end of the ToT you will:

  • be sensitive to issues encountered in the adult learning process;
  • be able to assess training needs and set learning objectives
  • be able to choose and use training methods and materials using the principles of adult learning;
  • have practiced using questions as a learning tool;
  • be able to design, plan and implement participatory training sessions;
  • have practiced training, using your own design;
  • have developed their personal action plan.
  • be able to design and convey important CBR messages to relevant publics
  • be able to integrate new insights about the state of the art of CBR in your training activities.
  • demonstrate an appreciation of diversity in communities, particularly in relation to people that are differently abled.
  • demonstrate effective communication skills.

Target group
The target group consist of CBR enthusiasts, who are motivated to broaden the implementation of CBR programmes in their respective communities. Therefore the course is targeted at the following people:

  • Trainers in CBR
  • Advocates of disability issues
  • Managers of CBR
  • Experienced persons in CBR and interested in becoming a trainer

These people will after the ToT CBR probably train:

  • CBR managers
  • CBR staff
  • Community key persons
  • Policy makers and planners
  • Politicians

Entrance criteria

  • 2 years experience in CBR
  • Attended CBR training (formal or non formal) or additional experience
  • Motivation letter to be send to the course coordinator of no longer than 2 pages A-4 size, double spacing
  • Training Needs Assessment questionnaire to be filled out in detail and returned to the course coordinator
  • Competence in both written and spoken English

Provisional Programme
Consult the Enablement web site at, or contact by email, for a copy of the provisional programme.

Teaching staff
The course is conducted under leadership of Mr Huib Cornielje. A number of trainers with a vast amount of experience, both in disability service development as well as training and education, will be responsible for different subjects. The course has been developed by a team of experts who form also the teaching staff; i.e.

  • Henk van Apeldoorn
  • Huib Cornielje
  • Fiona Post
  • Hanneke Verhoeven
  • Roelie Wolting

Course fees and other expenses

  • Fees (including tea and coffee): Euro 1350,00
  • Accommodation (incl. all meals) approximately: Euro 1500,00
  • Pocket money: Euro 20,00 a day is advised: Euro 300,00
  • International travel: variable

At this moment in time no scholarships are available, however, we will do our utmost to ensure that a number of scholarship will be made available for those who are:

  • able to indicate an urgent need for training
  • unable to show that they are unable to pay full course expenses

We must stress however, that at this moment no such guarantees can be given. If scholarships are awarded these do not cover pocket money and travel costs as these costs need to be paid by the participant.

For more information contact:
Huib Cornielje

We Can Do received copies of this announcement from multiple sources including Ghulam Nabi Nazimani and also the Global Partnership on Disability and Development listserv.

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my self iam very interested to participate in TOT in community Based Rehabilitation(CBR),but i would be able to afford the underlined expenses which are requered.So please if you can sponsor for above matters.

My work is enhanced by the information I receive from your website. Keep it up!

Dear sir,

I am much interested to avail the opportunity and
belong to India. I work for a gross root NGO.
CBR is one of the technique we adopt. Perhaps,
If there is an availbility of scholarship i will be
much thankful.

Thanking you,

Pls contact me Rajan- by from Perambalur

The conference is productive but the entrance criteria is not disability friendly.take example of requirements of spoken english. How shall the Deaf people who have been involved in CBR work meet this criteria.Being a Deaf myself i feel marginalised. i would suggest provision of assistive services such Sign language interpreters to allow deaf to participate

Dear Noha,

Just read your comment. So far various deaf and blind people followed the Enablement courses. However, it may be useful to state this more explicitly (although I feel personally that this should actually not be needed as such practice is – naturally – in line with the philosophy and principles of Enablement to ensure equal opportunities. Best regards

ı worked very long tıme handıcapspeople .ı have got cp chıld.than ı’m porefssınoal nurse .ı want too
learn CBR programme.thanks.

prof.dr.resa aydın saıd me thıs programme.

Thank you all for your interest. However, please note that the people organizing this training are not responsible for the We Can Do blog, and the blog (and I) is not responsible for the CBR training program. There is no association. I am simply using this blog to pass along announcements from a great many other sources that may be of interest to readers.

All inquiries and concerns (including accessibility concerns for interested participants who are deaf or have disabilities) should please be directed to the people organizing this or similar training opportunities, not to We Can Do. (I agree, they ought to be prepared to accommodate the needs of deaf CBR professionals who wish to obtain training. I’m Deaf myself so I completely understand the frustration at reading about a training opportunity that does not make clear up front what accommodations are possible. However, those concerns should be raised directly with the people responsible. I have no authority over them and am not in a position to assist directly.)

Please use the instructions or contact information provided in the blog post above in order to contact the correct parties for discussing your interest in or concerns about, their program. Thank you,

Ms. Andrea Shettle, MSW
We Can Do blog editor

im jude ossai ubaka nigeria,youth pastor and social worker,meanwhile i have been working on educating the youth and wemen about the hiv aids and will like to work with your organisation here in nigeria to create awareness and counseling for people living with it and i will like to have materials and training that will help me to achievs this objectives.i will be very glad if your organisation will accept my request and send me neccesary matrials to enable me carry out the campaign

am feeling great to be in touch with your programm

am form zombabwe ,working for an organisation called Youth Care Trust also work with people with diability

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