Any one else working on Disability issues?

Klaudia
Posted April 19, 2013 from Mexico
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My name is Klaudia and I´m Mexican. I currently work for RENAPRED, a very unique organization that promotes a culture of prevention with respect to maternal risks and situations that can cause disabilities for a newborn. My main task is to reproduce RENAPRED’s course of action in Latin America. Most of our efforts are focused on real time training delivered to thousands of young people.

So I´ve been wondering if is there anyone else interested in disability issues? I would love to hear from you!

cheers from Mexico Klaudia

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Gabisflanis
Apr 19, 2013
Apr 19, 2013

I've been volunteering since 2012 at FUNDAL, http://www.fundal.org.gt/, an organization non-profit that focuses in education for the hearing impared and blind boys and girls of Guatemala, specially those who can't afford to spend so much money to their special needs.

Actually, this Sunday we'll be heading to the streets with my fellow volunteer friends to make some "propaganda" so people can get to know about the organization, and with hope, help us by cooperating in the various programs, or help us with the materials for the kids. We want all the people, associations, other organizations, everyone who is interested, to get actively involved with FUNDAL.

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Dear Friend!! I'm so happy you've repplied to this post. I'm currently working on the launching of a Latin American Network for the Prevention of illnesses and barriers that can cause disability. I'd great if you could give my contact information to whom it may concern at fundal. My email is [email protected] or [email protected]

muchos saludos y gracias Klaudia

Gabisflanis
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

I will copy your email y send it to our director and founder, Diana Bonilla. She is the incredible person who started Fundal some time ago. Let me know if she writes to you soon! Un abrazo!

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

El destino es sabio :) Qué bien que nos unió en este camino. Fuertes abrazos!!!! Klauduia

Rebecca R
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013

Hi Klaudia!

I have been involved with the disability community here in Uganda. I am looking into children for the most part. I am researching on inclusive education as well as awareness for the community (to help with integration). I suppose I concentrate, for the most part, on inclusiveness- all aspects of their lives.

I talked to one woman, who has a hearing impairment. She is a professor at a college here. I could share her story with you. She is a mother and told me a bit about her experience in the maternity ward, during the birth of her son.

It would be interesting to hear about your work in Mexico.

Becky

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Dear Becky It's great to hear from you. It'd would be interesting to hear from your experienced and your friend's. I'm openned to share with you my experience and contribute with you. best regards Klaudia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013

Hello, there.

I have been dealing with disability issues from 2002 on, focusing mostly on web accessibity and digital inclusion, including e-learning.

Regards,

Ana Isabel Paraguay

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Dear Isabel! I'm so happy you've repplied to this post. I woked for the OAS' POETA program in Mexico. That's a program for digital inclusion and education in the Continent. Do you kmow it? I'm working currently for RENAPRED on the launching of a Latin American Network for the Prevention of illnesses and barriers that can cause disability. I'll send you the info in case you are interested or any of your contacts. Muchas gracias y saludos }klaudia

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Please do send more info. Thx in advance!

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

I´m sending it right now!!!!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Apr 27, 2013
Apr 27, 2013

Yes! Let´s keep in touch and exchange more info on our current projects. I will send you a brief presentation of our office. Hope we can build some ways of common collaboration on common grounds.

Pascal Byamungu
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013

Tu es grande damme de talent. Ton travail est noble. Courage.

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Mercy beaucoup mon ammie!!!

Susan Cruz
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013

Hi Klaudia, In my work with youth I have worked with I have come across various types of disabilities: intellectual and physical being the most common ones. Many youth that end up in conflict with the law have learning disabilities that were not dealt with properly during their early years. Others, because of involvement in criminal activities such as gangs, end up in wheelchairs after being shot. I have found that collaborative work is very, very important, especially with individuals and groups that do vocational, occupational and physical therapy.

MADELEINE BWENGE
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013

Merci Klaudia pour vos actions combien nobles, Le monde a besoin des personnes comme vous pour venir à la rescousse des milliers des femmes et des enfants en détresse. Votre action est vraiment noble et devrait servir d'exemple en faveur de tous ceux qui ont des ambitions de venir en aide aux personnes en souffrances.

Madeleine

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Mercy beaucoup mon ammie!!!

Klaudia González Red Nacional para la Prevención de la Discapacidad The National Network for Disability Preventionhttp://renapred.org.mx

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Dear Susan! I woked for the OAS' POETA program in Mexico. That's a program for digital inclusion and education in the Continent. Do you know it? I know the heads of the Program in El Salvador: Lilliam Handal and Cinthia Castellanos.

I'm working currently for RENAPRED on the launching of a Latin American Network for the Prevention of illnesses and barriers that can cause disability. Please, write me an email [email protected] or [email protected] I'll send you the info in case you are interested or any of your contacts. Muchas gracias y saludos }klaudia

Vweta
Apr 20, 2013
Apr 20, 2013

Hello Klaudia, great job you are doing!

I am very keen on disability issues, amongst girls/women and how it relates to sexual exploitation, violence and women empowerment.

The long term goal is to change/improve Legislation that promotes inclusiveness of these group into democratic affairs and good governance but for now i, i empower and provide support to these vulnerable women any way i can.

Any chance we could work together?

Love,

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Dear Vweta!!! Thaks for repplying my post. Actually, Mexico was one of the main promoters of the Convention on the PwD' rights. So, if we have made important legislative and administrative changes. If you think you need my contribution or somebody else's in Mexico, we'll be more than happy to help. best from Mexico Klaudia

Vweta
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Thank you Klaudia. I would need your help and all the help I can get.

First if you could help me with videos or stories of people living with disabilities yet actively involved in public issues, that would go a long way!

One major problem we face in Nigeria is stigmatization and it has made us (living with disabilities) loose faith in our abilities. Some of us are qualified for certain jobs but do not apply because we always say to ourselves "people not living with disabilities are not getting the jobs, what chance do I have?" Other times prospective employers tell us to our face that we can't get the job because of our disabilities even though they know we can do it and are qualified to do it.

I really hope we can change some if not all of these stereotypes and stigmatization of vulnerable people in Nigeria together.

With Gratitude,

Rhobai
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013

I work with women in Kakamega women telecentre in a rural community in Kenya. Among them we have disability cases and we have been working on them since the year 2010. Given the chance I am very much willing to work together with you and your organization to serve the disabled as I believe we can do something better

Rhobai[email protected]

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

I woked for the OAS' POETA program in Mexico. That's a program for digital inclusion and education in the Continent. It has won a lot of prizes in the world. Do you know it? I do still know some people there.

Mexico was one of the main promoters of the Convention on the PwD' rights. So, if we have made important legislative and administrative changes. If you think you need my contribution or somebody else's in Mexico, we'll be more than happy to help. best from Mexico Klaudia

GABRIEL MARY
Apr 22, 2013
Apr 22, 2013

Presently i work with physical disabled challenged children,such as autism,down syndrome,celebral palsy,epilepsy etc.but my major challenge is that some of these children are abandoned and neglected by their parents and siblings due to their physical state.i have a case at hand where a child suffering from cerebral palsy[a diseased condition where the child body was deformed and she drops spittle from her mouth due to her tongue was longer than than the two lips}despite her challenged state,she was raped by some unknown hoodlums.actually it was a pitiable sight to behold because the situation made her to be withdrawn into her shell.most of these parent care less about these children.some drop them on the street to beg for arm,while some are neglected roaming about the street. i will be glad if u can work with me to enable me reach out to these unfortunate one by providing proper mentoring to their parents and special care these abandoned children.also parents should be properly educated on how to take care of their unborn baby during the stage of pregnancy .

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Dear Gabriel

I work on Disabilities prevention mostly related to unborn and newborn children. Please, let me know how we can collaborate. We're more than happy to help. All the best from México Klaudia

Klaudia González Red Nacional para la Prevención de la Discapacidad The National Network for Disability Preventionhttp://renapred.org.mx

Klaudia
Apr 23, 2013
Apr 23, 2013

Dear Gabriel

I work on Disabilities prevention mostly related to unborn and newborn children. Please, let me know how we can collaborate. We're more than happy to help. All the best from México Klaudia

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