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March 2, 2018
Workshop on social model of disability was held in Pavlodar
Corporate Fund “Erekshe Tandau Shelek” jointly with Public Foundation “Accessible Pavlodar” launched in Pavlodar a 4-month training course «Let’s make the rights of PWD a reality!». Entry training was hosted on Feb.28, 2018, and will be followed by 6 webinars and 3 video conferences with the participation of local and international experts.
Training course was recommended for PWD, advisors to a city and rayon akims, specialists of social protection and medicine, including all those who are interested in the issues of information access, public services, and buildings entrance for PWD.
Speakers for the training were: the head of the USAID/GGIF project “Accessible Pavlodar” Alexandra Bobkova; advisor to the Minister of Education and expert on issues of PWD Zakhira Begaliyeva; expert on involvement of citizens into urban initiatives Nadezhda Chervyakova; specialist in the sphere of architecture and building Juliya Krasilnikova.
«I was impressed by the activity of the attendees, their interest to solve the problems of accessibility of information, public services for people with disabilities. That was confirmed by the number of participants. We expected to have not more than 15 attendees, but actually we had over 41 people. It demonstrated that people living in Pavlodar oblast and beyond need such trainings. Therefore we decided to continue work online through webinars and distance learning», - said Alexandra Bobkova, the head of the USAID/GGIF project “Accessible Pavlodar”.
A special training program on the main principles to access information, public services and buildings of social infrastructure for PWD was presented at the training. The program was developed by a group of local experts and trainers. Attendees discussed issues on modern understanding of disability based on social model.
Here are some feedbacks from participants: «It was a learning experience. Many thanks! Now we can fight for our rights with the help of knowledge gained at the workshop!».
«It was a very productive workshop, it was not like «teacher-student» dialogue, trainers communicated with attendees as equals!».
«Vital topic! Good opportunity to measure one’s own work to be accomplished in this direction».
«I’d like to thank organizers and trainers for the opportunity to be a partivipant of such an interesting training. I have gained the information which I can use later; moreover I could share the knowledge and work as an advisor to those who is in need. Good luck!».
The event was organized jointly with the akimat of Pavlodar oblast within the project «Let’s make the rights of PWD a reality!», realized by 2 USAID/GGIF projects “Accessible Pavlodar” (PF “Tandau”) and “Public services – available to all” (CF “Erekshe Tandau Shelek”).