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close this bookSustainable Development and Persons with Disabilities: The Process of Self-Empowerment (ADF, 1995, 117 p.)
close this folderSection I: Understanding and perception
close this folderChapter 4: Community-based rehabilitation
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View the documentPractices in relation to the PWDs
View the documentWhat is CBR?
View the documentCase studies
View the documentA general assessment of CBR: Possibilities and limitations
View the documentAction guidelines


From the government level, we now come down to the level of the communities among whom the people with disabilities live. But this time we begin with a poem.

The poem is a statement of support for CBR -Community Based Rehabilitation. Insensitive attitudes and prejudice against persons with disability lie at the root of the predicament of the PWDs. These prejudices have tended to separate the disabled people from the community, and sometimes families, from which they have a right to expect love, shelter, patience and attention. They have to be "next to you not far".