Under the project "Access for the Integration of People with Disabilities" - sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Binh Dinh Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, DRD organized a two-day training about "Equality and Integration for People with Disabilities" for 25 Social Protection Officers and People's Committee leaders of the communes of Phu Cat District, Binh Dinh Province. This training about “Equality and Integration for People with Disabilities” is one of the most important activities regarding the first objective of the project : to raise awareness of the community and people with disabilities and the rights of people with disabilities.
Picture: A participant presenting the ideas of her group.
The training content was designed with a variety of activities, such as role play, painting analysis, short film analysis, group discussion, games, … to help attendees participate and share, based on their work experience. From that, the trainer analyzed and provided relevant information such as: What is the integration? What rights do people with disabilities have? What can we do to create advantageous conditions for people with disabilities?
Picture: Participants sticking up their opinions.
One participant shared: "When I was assigned to attend the training, I do not think that it will be fun but just like other trainings where I am just listening, reading, and copying. But after two days of training, I was surprised because I never attended this kind of training before. The training presented new contents, the trainers were very enthusiastic, the communication was very lively and everyoneactively participated”. Many people commented that: the communes are quite far away so people working in the same field have never met each other before. Thank you DRD for creating the opportunity for us to meet and talk about our thoughts and our work.
Picture: Group activity
Picture: A training game: Participants were placed in a situation in which they must wear shoes of another person. The feeling of being restrained partly reflects the mood and position of people with disabilities when they have to try to overcome the barriers without the facilitation of the society in an unaccessible environment.
Some participants said that they already can do well in their work, but in order to make more effective use and implementation of policies for people with disabilities, DRD should organize similar training courses for leaders to have a better understanding and specific guidelines.