Enablement Cerebral Palsy Project

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Background

In 1982 Handicap International (independant charity) was created in Thiland by two doctors who whitnessed the injustice experienced by people living in the I Dang Camps. They came across many people who were the victims of anti-personnel landmines, resulting in amputations. These living conditions were extremely difficult for the refugees, especially those who were living with disabilities. These two doctors started producing artificial limbs to help promote the quality of life, independance and dignity of these individual. This was only the first step for Handicap International, as they then set up basic rehabilitation programmes for these low resourced areas, teaching the locals and the medical teams in the camp to establish better post surgical outcomes. Their work did not stop here, they continued to campaign to ban landmines, which some 10 years later in 1982 was implemented globally. This lead to the founding members being awared the Nobel Peace Prize later that year. 

Handicap International have continued to grow and expand over the years, providing support to disabled and vulnerable people living in poverty and situations of exclusion, conflict and disaster. One of their partnerships is Enablement, who is specialised in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Disability Inclusive Development (DID).

Enablement is a company that runs on a not-for-profit basisa who works with low to middle-income countries aiming to provide a positive impact on those living with a disability. Enablement aims to bridge the gap between government bodies, academics and the practitioners working at grass-root level. They focus on CBR and DID in low resourced countries through training, consultancy and research. One of the trainning programmes that has been developed by an Enablement partner and practitioner called Roelie Wolting for Handicap International is the Management of Cerebral Palsy. This is a series of online modules that were funded to run for a period of time educating rehabilitation professionals in several Asian countries.    

To continue dissemination and global education in CBR and Cerebral Palsy this programme has teamed up with Physiopedia to transform the modules into Physiopedia Pages through a content development project to promote accessibility of these excellent educational resources which are listed below in content. 

To find out more about Handicap International and Enablement follow the links provided. 

Project Lead

Roelie Wolting is a peadiatric Physiotherapist who has worked in several countries in Asia and Africa (low resourced countries) with children living with disabilities. Roelie has worked in Indonesia where she initially learned about CBR. Since then Roelie has gone on to develop more and more experience in this area, establishing and contributing to the CAHD tool kit and CBR training programmes in partnership with Enablement. 

Date

August 2016

Content 

Below is a list of pages that have been transformed from the work of Roelie Wolting: