Expanding rehabilitation services from institution to community by creating a body of trained community women leading to transference of responsibilities for the disabled amongst them.
Poor communities are characterized by lack of access to proper medical care and intervention services for their disabled children, particularly those with mental handicaps. This is compounded by ignorance about mental handicaps. Consequently, needs of children with mental handicaps have not been sufficiently addressed. Beneficiaries are persons with disabilities, specifically those with mental handicaps, and women, particularly mothers of children with mental handicaps.
To organize awareness programs, training programs for mothers of children with disabilities, establish a rehabilitation clinic, place trained community workers as home advisors, and to form Self-Help Groups of women and mothers of the disabled.
This project will result in communities that are better able to address the needs of those with mental and physical handicaps.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).