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Communication and Advocacy training for PWDSI
Communication and Advocacy training for PWDSI

The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) conducted advocacy and communication training for People With Disability Solomon Islands (PWDSI) from the 9 to 13 November 2015.

Pacific Disability Forum | 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

Youth@Work Plus program bridging gaps for youth with disabilities
Youth@Work Plus program bridging gaps for youth with disabilities

The Youth@Work Plus program in the Solomon Islands is bridging the gap for youth with disabilities in employment. The program links youth with disabilities in the Solomon Islands to potential employers through internship programs in the public and private sectors.


Pacific Disability Forum | 11/13/2015 12:00:00 AM

PDF visited CINDC
PDF visited CINDC

Pacific Disability Forum Disability Inclusive Development Officer and the DPO Development Officer visited Cook Islands National Disability Council (CINDC) earlier this month to conduct trainings with staff and board members.

Pacific Disability Forum | 11/6/2015 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update
Weekly Update

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum (PDF).

The inclusion of persons with disabilities in all aspects of development in society is vital in guaranteeing a barrier free society. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 10/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Inclusion of persons with disabilities could enhance their liveliho...
Inclusion of persons with disabilities could enhance their livelihoods

“The inclusion of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations in community interventions for climate change adaptation will enhance their livelihood and quality of life”, said Pacific Disability Forum CEO Mr. Setareki Macanawai at the Technical Experts and Ministerial Consultations on Strengthening Climate Change Resilience through Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Meeting  at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, Denarau Islands, Fiji on 26 October 2015. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 10/28/2015 12:00:00 AM

FAA Tuvalu reaching out to children with disabilities through inter...
FAA Tuvalu reaching out to children with disabilities through intervention programs

Fusi Alofa Association (FAA) Tuvalu, distributed the universally designed furnitures to support the children and provide a platform to carry out appropriate developmental activities and lessons for these children in their homes. These activities and lessons were carried out during home visits to children who can’t travel to school, and it is done by staff and volunteers of Fusi Alofa School for children with disabilities on a weekly basis.

Pacific Disability Forum | 10/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Inclusive sports training in Tuvalu
Inclusive sports training in Tuvalu

Fusi Alofa Association (FAA), Tuvalu was invited by the Tuvalu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee to be part of the Community Coach and Official Training in which three representatives developed their skills in managing training and competition environments, as an official. 

Pacific Disability Forum | 10/20/2015 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update
Weekly Update

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum(PDF).

Accessibility is crucial in the life of persons with disabilities, in order for them to enjoy life like anyone else in society. The Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recognises the importance of accessibility to the physical, social, economic, and cultural environment, to health and education and to information and communication, in enabling persons with disabilities to fully enjoy all human rights and fundamentals freedoms. 

Pacific Disability Forum | 10/12/2015 12:00:00 AM

CBR vital for persons with disabilities in the Pacific
CBR vital for persons with disabilities in the Pacific

Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) services in the Pacific have been part of the life’s journey of persons with disabilities in the region.
 
The 5 components (education, health, livelihood, social and empowerment) of the CBR matrix provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to the development of persons with disabilities in our Pacific communities. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 9/30/2015 12:00:00 AM

Fusi Alofa empowered its members to start their business
Fusi Alofa empowered its members to start their business

Fusi Alofa Association (FAA) conducted week long ‘Start Your Business’ training, from the 21st to the 25th of September in Funafuti, Tuvalu. The training was co facilitated by the Office Manager of Fusi Alofa and the Business Development Officer from the Government and was funded by the New Zealand High Commission Head of Mission Fund

Pacific Disability Forum | 9/28/2015 12:00:00 AM