Since being back in January of this year, I decided that I needed to do something about learning more on the situation of Disability in my country. I've been doing a whole range of support to disability sectors in countries I've worked for in the past but I don't know that much about it in my country. In 2010 I've got more involved in policies and working with high-level issues on disability and development, I went global - in terms of reach. So with all those information I have from my past experience, I like to top it up with what I will found out while I am here.
What do I know? Not much.
It is very ambitious to know the issues at the national level, though it's tempting, but I decided like children's developmental milestones, I have to do baby steps. I decided to get my lessons local - in my home town of San Pedro in the province of Laguna. Anyway I will always refer to the "national" to verify facts, to find out what's happening on other provinces and compare.
I am sure if I do search here I will see many posts on the subject and also on disability in the Philippines, I am sure those would be interesting, but I like to give my own two cents of opinion on what I am finding out when I started working with an existing local organizations of people with disability. I would also highlight on the Women with Disability -- I will try to be creative.
I will try to do a weekly posts on this subject -- every Tuesday, and hopefully I could capture readers that would give me inputs on their take on my opinions and have more interesting exchanges on it. I like also to make this interactive -- if you can join me by describing about other countries your experience would be great.
So in fact, this journal post is an invitation to the readers to join me every week on my "rant", "view" and "opinions" on disability in my village :)