None of us are willing to listen to advice given from someone who has never been in our shoes. How can they possibly know what they are talking about if they have never had the same experience?
The same applies to disability. The best person to discuss the challenges faced by someone with a disability is someone who lives that life daily. Interested persons with a disability are trained as Peer Supporters on various aspects on disability, prevention and health promotion, and then give support to others with a similar disability in their communities.
The project embraces the principles of Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) where organisations work together with people with disabilities in providing services – Nothing About Us Without Us!
Peer support groups can be found in the following areas –
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