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Definition: CBR stands for Community Based Rehabilitation. Project is a strategy for the society development. It is an effort to change the society with the cooperation of the communities and the persons with disabilities, their families. The administration of this program is carried out by the CBR working group headed by a representative from the board of director. Members of this group are professionals from different background and their main duties are to put the strategic plans for the program and supervising the implementation of the activities at community levels. Local CBR committees are formed in the three targeted areas and they are responsible from motivating the families of the disabled children and community as whole to take their responsibilities towards the disabled children. The third group on this working bodies are the volunteers, who are directly dealing with the children with disability through home visits on a regular basis; this group attended special training sessions, over the years (a very special and intensive CBR training program was delivered in the three targeted areas in Omdurman between 2000 and 2002). An Italian CBR expert, Miss Elena Medi, organized training package for the first for Community Based Rehabilitation Working Group (CBRWG), the program was directed towards the provision to the committee of the right competences and skills of forming strategic plans and supervision of the programs, rooted on the experiences from other countries. At the second level and after the local committees selected, the CBRWG attended a second training, led by Elena Medi. The objective of the training was to provide the committees with the knowledge and skills to supervise the activities at the community level. At the same time the local committee helped in raising the community awareness towards disability issues, to check that the children with disability have the same opportunities in all social services and activities and in disability prevention. The volunteers group was the last group that received high specialized training package, divided into three modules. 30 volunteers from Bouga and Albassia and joined in the last module by volunteers from Dar El Salam. The main objective of the training was to make the volunteers capable to work with the disable child and the family. Information about the different areas of disabilities was presented as theoretical part, followed by: home visits, collection of data from the community and visits to some centers and institutions, as practical part. During the training the volunteers had the chance to form the first group of the children in the program. Since that time the home visits started and at the end of every month the volunteers used to submit reports reflecting their activities with the children to the CBR coordinator. As for the CBR, nowdays, this strategy has been implemented in the above mentioned areas, through the following main sub-strategies (ref. to the WHO CBR matrix: http://www.who.int/disabilities/cbr/cbr_matrix_11.10.pdf):
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With the support of our partners the Italian organization OVCI La Nostra Famiglia; USADC can provide a complete free of charges services for the primary assessment, speech therapy and physiotherapy treatments.
Community Based Rehabilitation project is a strategy for the society development
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Mohamed (8 years old) and Aisha (7 years old) are siblings. They live in block 12, Dar El Salam. Every morning they reach blocks 4 and 5 , where they attend lessons at the public primary school. Mohamed & Aisha are both affected by hearing problems. They started attending the Dar El Salam Kindergarten in 2015, […]
“We have a big problem: the clinical and educational services for people with low vision, in the target area, are scarce, not accessible, and even fragmented.” This was the main issue brought to the participants – members of the Sudanese Network for Disability – by the Italian expert Mauro Borin, at the Training in Formulation […]
Aisha and Yousra studied physiotherapy at Ahfad University for Women; they’ve graduated in April 2016. Since then, they have been attending their civil service at OVCI as pediatric physiotherapists. Now, their main tasks are making the first assessments and the home visits included in the Community Based Rehabilitation program. How would you describe your CBR […]
The most important thing a mother can do for her baby when pregnancy starts is to have healthy lifestyle in which means maintain a well-balanced diet that includes food from all groups (Carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water) in appropriate amounts, and simple exercises that are safe during pregnancy. Good nutrition is basic especially […]
The Sudan Disability network is a network is composed by almost 25 Sudanese organizations that work in the field of empowerment and inclusion of persons with disability. The open day’s main purpose was to advocate the rights of persons with disability and most importantly the right of inclusion in society. For this reason a small […]