This project promotes integration of 350 disabled refugees and asylum seekers by (1) Regrouping them in a Shelter where they will be protected and assisted like other vulnerable population groups; (2) Equipping them with knowledge about their human rights; (3) Sensitizing them about the danger of HIV/AIDS as they are vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation; (4) Empowering them with basic Computer skills to enable them to be self reliant and employable.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
There are currently more than 700 disabled refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa. They form the most marginalized population and forgotten both by people in the wider disability community and by those supposed to render services to refugees. This population is at risk of starvation, xenophobic threats and HIV/AID infection. This project will affect more than 350 disabled refugees and asylum seekers in the city of Johannesburg.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project promotes integration of refugees and asylum seekers with disabilities through education on human rights, HIV/AIDS awareness campaign, Vocational training (Computer literacy) and strengthening the organizational advocacy strategy.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will: Educate 350 refugees and asylum seekers with disabilities on their human rights; Sensitize them about the danger of HIV/AIDS Empower them with basic Computer skills that enable them to rise out of abject poverty and become self reliant and socially integrated.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.