SUPPORT TO CENTERS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
MYANMAR,Yangon, Kyaing Tong e Taunggyi
Rehabilitation of people with disabilities
649 people with disabilities and related families, 100 field operators
Department of Social Welfare (DSW), Don Carlo Gnocchi foundation
CEI, Don Carlo Gnocchi foundation, PIME foundation, “Aggiungi un Posto a Tavola” association
This project, started up in 2002, aims to the rehabilitation of people with disabilitieshosted in centers in cities where we’re operating. We’re supporting Phayar Phiu center for children with disabilities in Taunggyi, St Mary center in Kyaing Tong and two governmental centers in Yangon, residential Disabled Care Center and day center School for Disabled Children.
New Humanity not only supports those centers through monthly provision of essential goods (food and hygiene materials), but also aims to improve quality of provided services through the provision of professional staff into centers staff and trainings for all staff by professionals both Burmese or from abroad.
Currently New Humanity provided two physiotherapists, one nurse and one psycho-motor therapist who are directly following children with disabilities and are providing professional trainings to centers’ staff.
In Myanmar only 60% of population has access to health system and lack of professional personnel is one of the biggest impediments for the provision of qualified assistance services respondent to population’s real needs.
Furthermore in the Country disability is still considered as a social stigma and God’s punishment, so people with physical or mental disabilities are often hidden and marginalized.
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