NDPR Celebration in La Trinidad, Benguet

NDPR Celebration in La Trinidad, Benguet
La Trinidad, Benguet - In celebration of the 40th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week, the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) of La Trinidad, Benguet together with the Federation of Persons with Disability of La Trinidad with the support of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) led the celebration thru an orientation on “Disability Inclusion and Rights of Persons with Disability”. This years NDP...

Launching of Inclusive DRRM Materials in Samar

Launching of Inclusive DRRM Materials in Samar
In line with the celebration of National Disaster Resilience Month  and National Disability Protection and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week  this July, the People’s Initiative for Learning and Community Development (PILCD), launched its Inclusive Information Education Communication (IEC) materials last July 4 and 6 in Catbalogan and Calbayog in Samar. The inclusive IEC materials include audio and video materials on Inclusive Community-based Disaster Risk Redu...

Cristina Gruta, Catbalogan City

Cristina Gruta, Catbalogan City
“My experience in the training taught me that no one should be afraid to speak their mind. Especially if you know you are right. No one should silence their voice for the sake of avoiding conflict. And never subject yourself to people’s judgment of you because of your disability. You can be so much more than your weakness and you can find strength from it.”

Rodora Jumaday, Calbayog City

Rodora Jumaday, Calbayog City
“I was happy to be with other persons with disability. We shared many stories and experiences. We were happy learning about basic life support, simple bookkeeping - because I can use that in our store. We also learned about advocacy that can be helpful when negotiating with government agencies and how to defend the rights of persons with disability.”

Promoting and Integrating Disability Inclusion in Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Benguet

  Supported by Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI); the project is a training and capacity development program that aims to promote and integrate inclusion of persons with disability in local disaster risk reduction planning and management in the 13 municipalities of the province of Benguet  that started in October 2017. Workshop on Disability Inclusion and Development (DID) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabiliti...

Strengthening Capacities of Local Communities for Inclusive Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction

Supported by Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB) and Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH), this project is the second phase of the project Strengthening Inclusive Community Participation in Disaster Preparedness and Response conducted from 2015 to October 2016. The project covered 12 barangay communities in Catbalogan and Calbayog Samar. The project was conducted with the following key components: Component 1: Community-based workshops on Disability Inclusiv...

Strengthening Inclusive Community Participation in Disaster Preparedness and Response

Supported by Arbeiter Samariter Bund (ASB) and Aktion Deutchsland Hilft (ADH), the project is an awareness raising and capacity development initiative planning and conducting  CBDRRM in Calbayog and Catbalogan, Samar with the inclusion and active participation of high risk groups i.e. women, children, elderly, persons with disabilities. The project was implemented in Calbayog and Catbalogan in Samar covering six barangays and  involving the followin...

Mary Ann Del Monte, Catbalogan City

Mary Ann Del Monte, Catbalogan City
“I learned my Rights as a Human and that increased my self-esteem...The different methods during the training, especially drawing which I personally like, gave me an opportunity to express freely my ideas and emotions without being judged”

Lemuel Miano, Calbayog City

Lemuel Miano, Calbayog City
“Our training about UNCRPD is a huge help. It tackled the rights of persons with disabilities and the possible actions we can do for our sector. The law is here but there is lack of implementation and commitment. We need to fight for our rights. In joining these training's,  I learned how to do advocacy.”

Welcome

One out of every seven people –more than a billion of the world’s population on the planet experiences a form of disability. According to the UN at least 80 % of persons with disabilities live in low-income countries making up a disproportionate percentage of the poorest sections of the community –making them important actors in the development agenda. PILCD’s INCLUSION INITIATIVE promotes the inclusion of marginalized and vulnerable sectors particularl...