In Southern Ethiopia our partner, the Ethiopian Centre for Disability and Development (ECDD) supported by the Light for the World Inclusion Lab in the Netherlands, did a survey to measure access to healthcare, rehabilitation, education, livelihood and community participation.
This paper will provide the reader with insight into the roles of organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) and the merits of their involvement in community programmes. It shall also help increase our own transparency and accountability towards the people and communities we serve. Analyses and best practices of DPO involvement in Light for the World programmes can be found in this paper along with case studies for successful ways of supporting DPO empowerment. The content of this paper is based on interviews and focus group discussions with organisations of persons with disabilities, other project partners and Light for the World programme colleagues in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Northeast India and South Sudan.
Lessons learned from disability mainstreaming: In April 2013 an internal evaluation took place on the disability mainstreaming process within the FSUP Gaibandha project. This report reflects the lessons that we have learned about disability mainstreaming so far.
The National Hearing Project in Papua New Guinea tackles the marginalization and exclusion of children and youths with hearing impairments all over Papua New Guinea, reaching more than 100,000 children, young people and adults in 19 regions.
The LIGHT FOR THE WORLD Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Framework brought together 14 CBR projects in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Mozambique between 2009 and 2011 to share experiences and learning. Between them, the projects reached 20,991 beneficiaries. Although the Framework has now ended, the individual projects continue to implement CBR activities with support from LIGHT OF THE WORLD. This report reflects the experiences of the projects during this period and the lessons learned that can provide invaluable learning for other CBR projects. It also provides a useful record of the projects’ activities and outcomes, and enables future planning.