Community-based rehabilitation CBR
At VISION CENTRE FOR THE DISABLED KENYA (VCDK), we are committed to breaking down barriers and creating a more inclusive society for individuals with disabilities. One of the cornerstones of our approach to achieving this goal is Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR).
What is Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR)?
CBR is an integral part of our mission, and it embodies our dedication to empowering disabled individuals to lead meaningful and independent lives within their communities. CBR is a holistic, people-centered strategy that seeks to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families by addressing their unique needs and challenges at the grassroots level.
Key Components of VCDK’s CBR Program:
Community Involvement: CBR places a strong emphasis on community involvement and participation. At VCDK, we engage with local communities to raise awareness about disability-related issues, promote acceptance, and foster a supportive environment for disabled individuals and their families.
Access to Education: Education is a fundamental right, and our CBR program ensures that disabled individuals have access to quality education. We work with local schools and educators to create inclusive learning environments that cater to the diverse needs of our students, whether they are blind, autistic, or have other disabilities.
Rehabilitation Services: VCDK offers a range of rehabilitation services to empower disabled individuals. This includes physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, among others. These services are tailored to each individual’s specific needs, ensuring they can lead active and fulfilling lives.
Vocational Training: We believe in equipping disabled individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to achieve economic independence. Our vocational training programs prepare them for various employment opportunities, fostering self-reliance and dignity.
Advocacy and Rights: Our CBR program also includes advocacy efforts to protect and promote the rights of disabled individuals. We work to influence policies and regulations that support inclusivity, accessibility, and equal opportunities in education, employment, and society at large.
The Impact of CBR:
The impact of Community-Based Rehabilitation extends far beyond individual development. By working closely with communities, VCDK strives to change perceptions and attitudes towards disability. We believe that true inclusion begins with a shift in mindset, and CBR plays a pivotal role in achieving this transformation.
Our Commitment to Inclusion:
At VCDK, CBR is not just a program; it is a commitment to creating a world where disability is not a barrier to full participation in society. We believe that every person, regardless of their abilities or challenges, deserves respect, dignity, and the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Join us in our mission to promote inclusion and empowerment through Community-Based Rehabilitation. Together, we can build stronger, more inclusive communities where every individual has the chance to thrive, contribute, and lead a life of purpose and fulfillment. Together, we can break down barriers and build bridges to a brighter future for all.
Rehabilitation care can help you get back, keep or improve abilities that you need for daily life. These abilities may be physical, mental and cognitive (thinking and learning), this may occur due to a disease or injury or as a side effect of medical treatment.
- Identification; Person with disabilities
- Assessment; check to extent of the injury and the cause either is it an accident, disease or congenital. We also asses based on Age, Marital status, skill or non-skilled, Level of Education, and whether the person was employed or not. Through asses, we offer counselling and psycho-social support.
- Recommendation for a rehab
- After the assessment, the clients are recommended for rehabilitation if the case is essential. Where they are introduced to;
- Orientation in mobility (O$M)
- Activities of daily living (ADL)
- Independent living skills (ILS)
- Bellaire (VIP)
After the official basic rehabilitation, the schooling-going children are sent to the special learning institution. The non-skilled ones remain to gain skills in the special course offered in the institution like knitting, woodwork, leather, computer and massage the skilled ones return to their places of work.