A new interactive web portal for people with disabilities in India, called Punarbhava, has launched. This initiative of the Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) and Media Lab Asia is targeted not only at persons with disabilities but also non-government organizations (NGOs), policy makers, caregivers, service providers, people working in the disability sector, and the public at large who wish to learn more about disability and related issues.
Among other things, the portal provides census
information about disabilities in India and other data; information about various national and international laws affecting disabled people in India; information on documentaries and films or publications about disabilities; assistance in locating vocational training centers in India; information for rehabilitation professionals; resources for people with disabilities who are job hunting in India; information on training programs for professionals who wish to work with people with disabilities; and more.
People may learn more about the purpose of the Punarbhava web portal by reading its FAQ. Or start exploring the portal by following the link to:
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TOT in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)
25th of August to the 5th of September 2008
People interested in applying are urged to apply with Enablement well in advance.
You will acquire the theory, skills and tools to develop and implement effective training programmes.
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.
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
- 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
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:
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.