Community Based Rehabilitation
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The Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) concept encourages projects and programmes that involve people with disabilities, and their families, within the communities themselves.
What is CBR?
- Awareness creation and advocacy: Increasing awareness, particularly of governments and (employers) in the private sector that persons with disabilities have the right, duty and ability to participate in economic activities and to access services in microfinance, business advice and promotion. CBM closely cooperates with Disabled Persons Organisations (DPOs) in this effort.
- Pre-vocational training: Assisting schools which enrol persons with disabilities to give due attention to vocational skills, promoted side by side with academic education.
- Skills and vocational training: Supporting training programmes to enhance marketable skills for persons with disabilities, to improve opportunities for employment and self-employment.
- Self-employment: Promotion of initiatives for the establishment of micro enterprises by persons with disabilities with business advice and provision of loans.
- Mainstreaming: Promoting scope of persons with disabilities to access and integrate within existing vocational training and employment programmes that were previously not accessible due to various barriers.