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COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION PROGRAMME
OF
WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

AUGUST-2007

WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, No. 61 MULGAMPOLA ROAD, KANDY

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

A Documentation of such a comprehensive finish cannot be completed without the help of numerous sources and people throughout the long rugged path of success. I too realized this fact and so, I take this opportunity to thank them all.

Personally this documentation has helped me to gain knowledge and skills to understand people with disabilities and their struggle for survival. Therefore it indeed gave me a great opportunity to study the Community Based Rehabilitation programme (CBR) of Women's Develop Centre (WDC) understand the services they provide to the people with disabilities.

This documentation would not have been possible if not for the generosity of number of person who spent their time with me. In particular, I wish to acknowledge Ms. Pearl Stephen, Founder Director, Women's Development Centre (WDC) who prompted me to undertake this study and for giving me the guidance and support.

I also wish to acknowledge the support and informative guidance of Ms. Dammika Podiemanike, Coordinator, WDC CBR programme.

I extend my thank you to all the staffs of CBR programme for helping me throughout this study by providing and facilitating to obtain necessary information

Finally, I must mention here that all those who supported me in helping me to document have done so with an expectation of a successful documentation. Such an expectation has been my source of inspiration and encouragement. I express my sincere thanks to all of them albeit that I may not be able to present their names.

Having completed the documentation, it is my hope that it will serve as a source of information for those who are interested on the subject of community based rehabilitation especially who are interested on research on such a subject, for donors to get an understanding as to how their resources are serving the humanity and most of all as a reflective material for WDC management and staff for appreciating their own work as well as for further enhancement of their programme.

It is my wish that this documentation will bring more light to further enhance safeguarding the rights of the disabled persons.

Ranjan S.K. Nellimale
Documenter
August 2007
CONTENTS

01. INTRODUCTION01

02. BACKGROUND DETAILS01

• The aim of WDC is to
• WDC Vision
• Mission
• WDC Target Group
• Major areas of work
• District Level Women’s Fora attached to WDC Women’s Network

03. OBJECTIVES OF THE DOCUMENTATION11

04. METHODOLOGY OF DOCUMENTATION11

05. THE METHODOLOGY USED FOR DOCUMENTATING11

06. COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION11

• What is CBR?

07. WOMENS DEVELOPMENT CENTER AND COMMUNITY BASED REHABILITATION13

• Vision of CBR Unit of WDC
• Objectives
• Activities

A. Kandy Community Based Rehabilitation Centre15

• Day care centre
• Counselling
• Speech and Language Therapy

a. Speech class
b. Speech Therapy
c. Language Therapy

• Physiotherapy unit
• Special Education class
• Behaviour Modification

B. Vocational Training Centre (VTC) Ampitiya23

C. Manikhinna Community Based Rehabilitation centre26

D. Matale Community Based Rehabilitation Centre28

E. Teldeniya Community Based Rehabilitation Centre29

F. Haragama Community Based Rehabilitation Centre31

G. Madolkale Community Based Rehabilitation Centre33

H. Ulapane Community Based Rehabilitation Centre34

I. Pothgoda Community Based Rehabilitation Centre36

J. Galpihilla Community Based Rehabilitation Centre38

K. Community Blind Rehabilitation program39...
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