About The Programme
Capacity building on rehabilitation practice with children with disabilities for members of Rehabilitation International (RI) in Asia
The project is developed and operated by The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation (HKSR) with support from Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSPRD), and sponsored by RI Social Commission. The Society is partnering with Child Welfare Scheme Nepal (CWSN) in the first stage of this project. We will invite other RI members from Asia to join in the second stage.
The first stage of this project will last for 24 months starting from November 2020. The budget for the first stage is USD 97,700. The 16th RI World Congress Fund provides a grant of USD40,000, and the rest of the budget is supported by Asia Trust whose trustees Mr. Benny Cheung and Mr. Joseph Kwok.
As a WHO Collaborating Centre for Rehabilitation, The Society has provided rehabilitation training in Mainland China for more than 30 years. We have also been co-working with other regional countries and territories providing training, consulting and development assistance, including India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Philippines, Timor Leste and Vietnam.
The founder of HKSR, Professor Sir Harry Fang, GBM, CBE, OBE, JP was the President of RI from 1980-1984. Our late Chairperson, Mr. MB Lee, MBE, JP (former RI Vice President for Asia and the Pacific), current Chairperson Mr. Benny Cheung, BBS, MBE, QGM (former RI Vice President for Asia and the Pacific), and our current vice-Chairperson, Dr. Joseph Kwok, BBS, JP (Vice Chair of RI Social Commission, and Vice Chairperson of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation), have been long-term partners with CWSN.
The objectives of this project are to improve the activity and participation levels of children with disabilities through expanding the rehabilitation knowledge and skills and sharing experience with the local partner’s staff teams in Pokhara, Nepal, and to develop and pilot the training modules, consolidate experience with case examples from other cultures, and refine them with the support of International and local experts. The training modules would be a good reference to replicate and conduct similar training in those countries and regions with less resources in rehabilitation training.
The project aims to train 50 trainees, which will include The training outcome is expected to have positive impacts on 500 children with disabilities and their carers. The training will be conducted onsite as well as online. The training will focus on key issues that children with disabilities face such as feeding and swallowing, positioning and mobility management, sensory integration and significance of play and practical approaches for children to enjoy and learn from it.