Animals  Malawi Project #32025

APDM ASSISTIVE DEVICES WORKSHOP

by Association of the Physically Disabled in Malawi (APDM)

Summary

APDM is seeking support to establish an Assistive Devices Centre with the mission of mitigating the mobility challenges faced by persons with disabilities in rural areas in Malawi. It is expected that the establishment of this center will result into increased access to assistive devices, mobility aides and empowerment of persons with physical disabilities in rural Malawi.

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Challenge

In Malawi, people with physical disabilities have challenges to access rehabilitation services and have no mobility aids such as tri-cycles, wheel chairs, crunches, callipers and other mobility assistive devices. As such, they are being denied equal access to education, employment, health, association and many other social amenities due to mobility challenges. To this end, a person with a disability is destined to a life of dependency. For the rural poor the challenges are extreme.

Solution

APDM Rehabilitation Centre, is being set up in Zomba district to cater for the rehabilitation and mobility needs of persons with disabilities in rural areas. APDM Rehabilitation Centre is serving a population of approximately over 1,800,000 children and adults with disabilities of varying levels of severity, ranging from mild/moderate to severe disabilities in rural areas of Malawi.

Long-Term Impact

It is expected that the establishment of this center will result into increased access to assistive devices, mobility aides and empowerment by persons with physical disabilities in Malawi. This will help young children with disabilities have access to education, and adults be able to do other works by themselves e.g. doing small scale businesses. In the long run, people with disabilities in Malawi shall have improved social economic status and living conditions through the project's intervention

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Organization Information

Association of the Physically Disabled in Malawi (APDM)

Location: Blantyre, Southern Region - Malawi
Project Leader:
Charles Khaula
Association of the Physically Disabled in Malawi
Blantyre 3, Southern Region Malawi

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