Disabled Refugees Projects (DRP)

The mission of our organization is to be committed to working in partnership with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have physical and mental disabilities in order to promote social and economical integration into the mainstream society and to enable them to achieve their full potential.

Disabled Refugees Projects (DRP)
House No 5, Hope Street, City Power Complex, Lenasia South
Johannesburg, Gauteng 1827
South Africa
+27110500742

Board of Directors

Raesetja Mathobela Salome Celiwe Witness Shabangu, Ali Amisi Samitanga Lukinga Dolce, Sefu Kibengo Godel Augustin Baruti Lusongela

Mission

The mission of our organization is to be committed to working in partnership with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who have physical and mental disabilities in order to promote social and economical integration into the mainstream society and to enable them to achieve their full potential.

Programs

The organization's scope of operations is deduced from its key focus areas which are indicated below: - Advocacy. - Skills acquisition and skills development. - Capacity building. a) Advocacy The organization shall develop a comprehensive advocacy strategy to promote the rights of people with disabilities in South Africa. We will basically do human rights advocacy to push for the realization of the rights and entitlements of the disabled. We will also extend our advocacy to cover issues around policy and law reform so that law, policy and practice are consistent with the rights of disabled people in South Africa. In drawing up our strategy, we will include a number of activities including media advocacy, lobbying and research. Our work shall not be limited to a single area but the organization shall be actively involved in addressing any challenges which foreign nationals and citizens with disabilities face throughout South Africa. In some instances, DRP shall work collaboratively with government departments and agencies. We will also form coalition with Non Governmental Organizations and other civil society organization working towards the achievement of similar goals and objectives. b) Skills Acquisition and Skills Development DRP has realized the need for both skills acquisition and development among people with disabilities; this is a prerequisite ticket in the development of individuals and of the community. The skills will equip the programme beneficiaries to compete in the job market or to be entrepreneurs thereby creating employment for the unemployed. The training pragrammes are useful in addressing the problems which people with disabilities face. Below are some of the training programmes which the organization shall be offering: Sewing or Garment Construction Basic Computer Skills Gardening and poultry farming Beading and weaving c) Capacity building As the management members of the DRP are disabled individuals, there is a huge need of capacitation which will able the organization to provide quality service to its beneficiaries. By working exclusively with disabled people, the organization is managing to be much effective in the implementation of the United Nations Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD) as suggested in the last Disabled People International (Durban, October 2011). In fact the Disabled People International (DPI) realized that the main reason of the unsuccess of the implementation of the policies of the UNCRPD was the lack of representativity of disabled people in its implementation. DRP is one of those organizations willing to respond adequately to the motto of DPI: "Nothing about us, without us".

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