DWA supported the Community Health Support for Disabled Children (CHSfDC) project, initiated by Brecon Molo Community Partnership, used a Train the Trainers model to develop the capacity of Community Health Workers to identify, support and signpost disabled children within their area.
The CHSfDC project aimed to;
- Train 10 Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs)
- These CHEWs were then to train 100 Community Health Volunteers (CHVs)
- Between the CHEWs and CHVs it was planned to reach 1,000 disabled children
- The CHSfDC project was rolled out in 5 communities – Molo, Elburgon, Sachangwan, Turi and Marioshoni (and Keringet)
Disability Powys, based in Llandrindod Wells, hosted a visit from Oliver Kirimi, Director of the Meru North Disability Community Centre (DCC) in the Eastern Province of Kenya recently. Paul from DWA was in attendance to talk to Oliver about links between Wales and Africa. More information can be found at:
Disability in Wales and Africa (DWA) promote disability issues within the Wales Africa sector. It seeks to see every development initiative, through Wales Africa Links, including the needs of disabled people.
Jonah Sialumano is the Project Manager of Health Help Zambia in Monze, which is supported by Health Help International based in Newport. Jonah’s personal experience of disability, as well as his professional work with Disabled Community Groups, gives him insight and messages for us to consider in Wales. He is currently on a tour of Wales, firstly to raise awareness of the needs of African disabled people within Wales and promote greater solidarity.
Here are some highlights of his tour so far.
Jonah meeting PONT Leaders and activists. Thursday 26th November
Jonah visits Disability Wales. Thursday 26th November
Jonah’s presentation to the Wales for Africa Health Links Network Learning and Sharing event on Tuesday 24th November
Jonah presents to the Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) meeting held by Disability Wales – 25th November
Jonah meets the Brecon Molo Community Partnership. 25th November