From this July 14th until 22nd July 2022, facilitators from Liliane Foundation/Netherlands are facilitating field workers and facilitators working on Community Based Rehabilitation pilot project in Rwanda under the national union of disabilities organizations in Rwanda.
Two facilitators from Liliane Foundation Huib Cornielje, Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) expert and Inge groenewegen, Community Based Rehabilitation advisor in Liliane Foundation are facilitating a training on CBR to 17 field workers and 4 facilitators working on CBR pilot project in Rwanda. The training is taking place at Inshuti z’Abakenet Center in Gahanga sector, Kicukiro district in Kigali city, the capital of Rwanda.
Introducing the training, the two facilitators said that this training is an opportunity to equip the Community Based Rehabilitation field workers and facilitators with practical knowledge to be able to deliver quality support to children and youth with disabilities to be supported under the CBR project. The participants welcomed facilitators and thanked this opportunity to get practical skills for this pilot project that started this year of 2020 by the national Union of disability organizations in Rwanda NUDOR in partnership with Liliane foundation.
In 2019, an evaluation was conducted by Liliane Foundation and some gaps have been identified in the intervention to support children with disabilities. To address these gaps, the CBR-Pilot project has been developed in partnership with the Lilian Foundation and three POs (Caritas Kabgayi in Kamonyi district, Sisters Inshuti z’Abakene in Kicukiro and Eglise Presbytérienne au Rwanda(EPR) in Nyarugenge) have been selected to pilot this project respectively in Gacurabwenge, Gahanga and Mageragere Sectors. This project is aiming at an improved access to community services in the health, education, livelihoods, and social domains for children and youth with disabilities and their families in Gahanga, Mageragere and Gacurabwenge sectors and to empower them to claim their rights and entitlements. This will be done by reducing negative attitudes and stereotypes by parents, service providers, local and opinion leaders, and by ensuring that all children and young adults with disabilities receive interventions directed at their individual needs.