Empowerment and Rights First, Livelihoods Second; Good Practice Strategies for supporting Inclusion and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities in the Philippines
October 26, 2017
As we walk into the small grocery store in San Miguel, Leyte, Philippines, we duck as strips of plastic packets filled with shampoo and other items hanging from the ceiling brush our heads. A group of people in blue shirts excitedly greet us. They are members of the Pagasa (meaning hope) Cooperative that has newly formed with the support of the Foundation for These Abled (FTI) people, a Philippine organisation working for a supportive and inclusive environment ....
The wheelchair is not a limitation for standing with humanity
October 06, 2017
Supriyadi was still
wearing his Red Cross uniform when strong earthquakes struck his house in
Klaten, Indonesia, on May 27, 2006. After assisting with the evacuation process
of Mount Merapi during the days it was imminent to erupt, Supriyadi had just
arrived home as the earth quake occurred. The earthquake caused Supriyadi and
his wife to loose their second child, who was only one year old, and left
Supriyadi in a paralysed condition due to a fatal spinal ....
Towards Inclusive Community via Disaster Risk Reduction
February 20, 2017
“It’s a big
opportunity for me. Rarely there were any project focusing on persons with
disability”, said Jay Catalogo, a person with disability from Lawaan
Municipality in the Philippines. It was his expression when he learnt about Philippines
Community Resilience Program implemented by Center for Disaster Preparedness
(CDP) in partnership with Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund (ASB). With support from
Aktion Deutschland Hilft (ADH), the program ....
Rising Higher After Haiyan
July 15, 2016
Lawaan is a
coastal fifth class municipality in Eastern Samar. As part of Lawaan Municipality, Guinob-an Barangay
(village), with a population of 1.123 individuals, is one of the villages
hardest hit by the Typhoon Haiyan on November 8, 2013. Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund
(ASB) Indonesia & Philippines through partnership with Center for Disaster
Preparedness (CDP) is currently implementing Community Resilience Program in the
barangay. Through the ....
Women Contributing to Reducing Disaster Risk
May 09, 2016
While implementing our community-based disaster risk
reduction (DRR) project in the Mentawai, Indonesia, Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund
(ASB) met Ms. Rosvita. She was selected to be part of a master trainer team
whose responsibility was disseminating DRR information to community members at the
village level. DRR knowledge is certainly required by community in the Mentawai
since they are living in an earthquake and tsunami prone area. When performing
her duty as a ....