FAECARE Foundation has trained over 30 persons with disabilities to advance their skills in advocating for their rights and to participate more actively and engage with community members and government in a meaningful manner on a regular and sustained basis.
This was disclosed in a 3-day capacity building training for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Rivers State organised by the foundation through its Disability Rights Initiative Project with support from Disability Rights Fund (DRF).
“The training, according to the foundation, focused on different key sessions like understanding disability, the CRPD, the provisions of the Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (prohibition) Act and on Strategic Advocacy Skill.”
The facilitators in their engagements used different facilitation styles to drive home key points and build skills like public speaking, in a myriad of interactive sessions. The training also had daily powerful reflection sessions which allowed participants introspectively access their role in inclusion and advancing disability rights.
Out of over one hundred PWDs that applied, thirty (30) were selected to participate in the training based on their responses and keen interest in Disability Rights Advocacy.
At the end of three loaded days, thirty three (33) Persons with Disabilities (Male (19) Female (14)) from different disability clusters increased their knowledge on Disability in line with the CRPD and Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities Prohibition Act and relevant advocacy skills. And became better skilled in strategically advocating for their rights with action plans the organisation looks forward to seeing in the coming months.