Disability Services Project
HWC has formed a People With Disabilities (PWD) organisation for Haku, the Haku Hatsipito Disability Organisation, which is linked with the Bougainville Disability People's Organisation and held its official launch on 3 December 2018.
HWC has recruited an AVI Volunteer to work with HWC on inclusion of people with disabilities and with the TWG (see below) on designing disability services for Bougainville.
Aims of the project
The overall aim is to address the significant disability needs of children and adults living in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, PNG, including the Atolls. Contemporary understanding is that disability support requires a multi-element approach drawing on a thorough understanding of the whole person, the context of their life and their support needs.
Technical Working Group (TWG)
Using the funds provided by Hon. Louta Atoi, HWC has been paying the expenses of TWG. This is nearly expired, and HWC is applying for UN funding to engage CDS to design the Community Rehabilitation Services for Bougainville.
Key organisations in the DCR4B (Disability Community Rehabilitation for Bougainville) Coalition
The initial stage of the Disability Services project is planned as follows: