MACOHA to continue helping people with disabilities

Salima: Malawi Council for the Handicapped (MACOHA) has expressed commitment to continue providing rehabilitation programs and services for people with disabilities in Salima.

MACOHA, with financial support from UN Women and in partnership with Christian Brand Mission (CBM) is implementing a three-year project on community-based rehabilitation.

Speaking with Malawi News Agency (MANA), Salima’s District Rehabilitation Officer, Charles Chipembere, said the goal of the project is to give the responsibility of rehabilitation to the an individual, family and the community.

We want to orient the district community-based rehabilitation (CBR) committee on a number of issues including disability mainstreaming whereby we want to ensure the inclusion of persons with disability at any level, be it community, family and national level for it will bring significance changes to these people, said Chipembere.

One of the members of the committee, Alexander Wilson who is also a person living with disability said he was happy that the program would continue to support people with disabilities in Salima for their better life.

This is essential to people with disabilities because some of the activities which were not implemented will be implemented in this second running of the project such as learning the skills of tailoring, carpentry and many more, said Wilson.

Malawi Habitat for Humanity will assist in the project by providing good shelter to the needy, especially people with disabilities and urged other organizations to build infrastructure such as schools, recreation centres and hospitals that will support people with disabilities.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

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