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Fusi Alofa CRPD Resource Team in Action
Fusi Alofa CRPD Resource Team in Action

More Tuvaluans enhanced their knowledge and understanding on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as the Fusi Alofa CRPD Resource Team went out in full force this month on its first ever awareness raising assignment, creating awareness on the rights of Persons with Disabilities in communities.

Pacific Disability Forum | 7/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Minister’s visit boosted morale of FAA Tuvalu students and members
Minister’s visit boosted morale of FAA Tuvalu students and members

The 7th of July 2015 was a date never to be forgotten by Fusi Alofa Association (FAA) Tuvalu as it was the first time for a government minister to visit the office of the Association since the day it was established. The Minister of Education Youth and Sports visit, to Fusi Alofa Special School boosted the morale of the students and made everyone in the office excited.

Pacific Disability Forum | 7/7/2015 12:00:00 AM

Youth’s active participation is vital
Youth’s active participation is vital

Fusi Alofa Association (FAA) Tuvalu youth members gathered at the Fusi Alofa office on 29 June 2015 in which they were empowered on the importance of the Association for persons with disabilities in Tuvalu, its function and the importance of being a youth member of the Association.

Pacific Disability Forum | 7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update
Weekly Update

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum
 
Enabling environments play a critical role in a life of a person with a disability. The presence of an enabling environment guarantees the enjoyment of an independent successful life for persons with disabilities and live life like anybody else in the community. 


Pacific Disability Forum | 6/9/2015 12:00:00 AM

PDF Co- Chair Mr. Latoa Halatau Awarded the Member of the New Zeala...
PDF Co- Chair Mr. Latoa Halatau Awarded the Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)

The Pacific Disability Forum would like to congratulate PDF Co- Chairperson (male) Mr. Latoa Halatau for being awarded the Member of New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) during the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for his  services to the blind and the Pacific community. PDF is proud of Mr. Halatau for receiving the award and believes that it is a well-deserved award.  

Pacific Disability Forum | 6/8/2015 12:00:00 AM

We are part of the community
We are part of the community

The members, teachers and students of Fusi Alofa Association in Tuvalu celebrated the closing of Environment week on 5th  - 6th June, 2015 with the theme “Seven Billion Dream, Planet, Consume with Care”.  They celebrated on the streets of Funafuti by holding banners, placards and wearing costumes that depicts the theme of the week.

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

Fusi Alofa children and youth with disabilities entertained Funafut...
Fusi Alofa children and youth with disabilities entertained Funafuti community members

The Fusi Alofa School for children with disabilities entertained members of the Funafuti communities during the organised pre-school celebration of environment week on June 4, 2015.

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

Three children with disabilities mainstreamed into Tuvalu school
Three children with disabilities mainstreamed into Tuvalu school

Three students from the Fusi Alofa School for children with disabilities were successfully mainstreamed into the Nauti Primary School for the first time ever on the 25th of May 2015.

Pacific Disability Forum | 6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Luganville needs more ramps and toilets for people with disabilitie...
Luganville needs more ramps and toilets for people with disabilities

The National Co-ordinator of the Disability Promotion & Advocacy Association Mrs Nelly Caleb says there needs to be more ramps and wheel-chair accessible toilets for people with disabilities in Luganville.

Pacific Disability Forum | 6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM

Weekly Update
Weekly Update

Greetings from the Pacific Disability Forum.
 
Education is the key to success. It is a tool that has been proven to have lifted people out of poverty, open their minds to perceive things positively and most importantly build their capacity to make informed and well thought decisions and choices in life. However, for some persons with disabilities in the Pacific it is almost impossible for them to go through the education system as people’s mindset towards them tend to be one of the biggest barrier that contributes to them not accessing any forms of education.

Pacific Disability Forum | 6/2/2015 12:00:00 AM