Disability World
A bimonthly web-zine of international disability news and views, Issue no. 7 March-April 2001

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15th Training Course on Planning and Management of CBR Programs

June 11-22, 2001
P.O. Box 23.310, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania-Africa)
Fax (++255) 22-2601544 (++225) 741-604302
Tel (++255) 22-2601543
E-Mail: vanneste@intafrica.com

Cost-effective CBR Programs are rarely found. NGO-type CBR programsare often too donor-driven, lack creativity and work isolated from other existing services. They underestimate how people and existing services within the communities can contribute. When working with poor people, by definition money cannot solve the problem. Most UN or Government-type CBR programsare more of a normative demand than a practical concept for the provision of services to persons with disability. They are often the victory of hope against reality. Because 'there is no money for rehabilitation', people hope that it can be done without money, without skilled people and without any formal management.

A third alternative is comprehensive, cross-disability CBR programs with full time local staff and a formal management structure, which however makes use of all the available human, material and infrastructure resources. Its philosophy is rooted in a realistic understanding of existing institutions, holding the middle ground between overloading and under-utilizing the communities, between horizontal and vertical, between purely center-based and home-based. As such, it doesn't tolerate 'recipes' or 'formulae' for CBR, but requires creative managers with knowledge and vision on the true face of 'disability' and of 'rehabilitation' in their own country or region. In developing countries, where disability is highly poverty related, this approach requires (at least initially) donor funding.

These CBR Training Sessions wish to promote this way of approaching CBR, which has very successfully been developed in several areas, and to enter a debate on those key-issues that may in the 21st century determine the future of CBR services. As far, nine 6-week sessions and four 2-week sessions have been organized with a total of 152 participants coming from 31 countries. As a result, over 60 new CBR programs were started along the same planning and management lines as being introduced during the training.

The two-week sessions aim at a broader target group. The sessions include field visits in an urban (CCBRT-ART, Dar es Salaam) as well as in a rural (CCBRT-Kilimanjaro CBR) CBR program.

Language of the Course:English. Good knowledge of English is required.

Target Group:Priority is given to CBR Managers, CBM/CBMI Staff, Representatives of CBR-Donor Organizations, Government Staff, Managers of other disability-related programs, UN Personnel and Members of Service Clubs. (Maximum 12 participants).

Cost and Fees:
  1. Hotel and costs for food: 1,140 DM. (670 US$) or decide / pay for themselves.
  2. Attendance fee: 1,900 DM. (= 1,100 US$) to be paid in advance to CCBRT, PO Box 23.310, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on Bank Account Ní. 100090-015 payable to 'CCBRT', CITIBANK, PO Box 71625, 36, Upanga Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In addition: transport cost to and from Dar es Salaam, to be paid by participant/organization.
  3. No sitting allowances are being paid to the participants.
CBR Session June 11-22, 2001
DRAFT Curriculum

(may still be changed according to specific needs of participants)
Monday 11/6 TUTORS
This session: why? Geert Vanneste
Introduction on CCBRT/CBR Geert Vanneste
Vision on Disability-Rehabilitation Judith van de Veen
Joyce Mallya
Impairment-Disability-Handicap Judith van de Veen
Disability, indigenous approaches, communities Mike Miles
Vision on rehabilitation Judith van de Veen
Joyce Mallya
Presentation of own program by participants (3) participants
Tuesday 12/6
+ FIELDVISIT Augusto Zambaldo & Team
Wednesday 13/6
Brief discussion CBR field visit Augusto Zambaldo & Team
Presentation of own program by participants (3) participants
Rehabilitation: Classification of the Different Services for PWDs in the Third World and their Respective Contributions into a Comprehensive Cross- Disability Strategy Augusto Zambaldo /Judith van de Veen
Joyce Mallya
Advantages and disadvantages of CBR versus Centers Augusto Zambaldo
Thursday 14/6
Brief Visits to other CCBRT Programs - HARP (HIV/AIDS) - Disability Hospital - Hearing Impaired CCBRT Staffs
Presentation of own program by participants (3) participants
Planning and Management of CBR. Key-issues. Sequential Order
Contact authorities: why-who-how Judith van de Veen
Find out about existing human/infrastructure resources Augusto Zambaldo
Friday 15/6
Survey of the PWDs to be served, and training for conducting a survey Judith van de Veen
Afternoon: PRESENTATION RURAL 'Kilimanjaro CBR' Judith van de Veen
Presentation of own program by participants (3) participants
Monday 18/6
FIELDVISIT Joyce Mallya & Team
Tuesday 19/6
Briefly discuss field visit Joyce Mallya + Team
Selection of CBR Staff
Volunteers or paid?
which staff
how to select
Geert Vanneste/Augusto Zambaldo
Setting priorities/targets Geert Vanneste
Training for CRWs and curriculum Augusto Zambaldo/Judith van de Veen
Postmodernism meets CBR Mike Miles
Wednesday 20/6
Assessment forms
Individual Rehabilitation Program - form
Augusto Zambaldo
(Daily Management of Field staff)
Internal Regulations
Monitoring Documents
Evaluation of CBR
Role of general and specialist supervisors
Geert Vanneste
Thursday 21/6
Job-descriptions (?)
Contract of employment
Geert Vanneste
Importance of Networking, Co-ordination and Liaison
Barriers between patients-hospitals
Detection systems
Organization of Referral & Transfer-Services
Memorandum of Understanding
Geert Vanneste
Friday 22/6
Other CBR Program Management Components:
Budget Accounts
Questions on contacts with CBM
Various Discussions
Judith van de Veen
Geert Vanneste
Geert Vanneste
Geert Vanneste
Augusto Zambaldo
Final presentations and evaluation participants ALL Participants
Evaluation-Discussion on this CBR Training ALL

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