Kinshasa, August 24th, 2021 (CPA).- 40 leaders of organizations of people living with disabilities (OPVH) of the province of Haut-Katanga
were trained on weekends in the conference room of the “Kilela Balanda” women’s center, on techniques for drawing up terms of reference, petitions and memoranda, the ACP learned on Monday from the National Federation of associations of people living with disabilities in Congo (FENAPHACO).
Organized by the national coordinator of FENAPHACO, Me Patrick Pindu-di-Lusanga on a mission in Lubumbashi, capital of the province of Haut-Katanga, this capacity building session will allow PLHs often subject to acts of charity to equip them with techniques likely to help them access mobility, rehabilitation, education, employment, health, participation in public and political life as well as cultural and sporting activities.
The source specifies that it is necessary to teach this category of people the techniques of preparing documents allowing them to submit to the provincial authority and to technical and financial partners their concerns and major problems with a view to improve their living conditions.
For the participants in these meetings who also had the participation of six leaders of civil society organizations, the source informs, the assessment of the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is largely negative. They also denounce that 85% of the PVH of this territorial entity are illiterate and are exposed to begging.
However, the provincial coordinator of FENAPHACO, Christian Sabwe, at the end of this training, announced the holding next December of the 1st Provincial Forum on the rights of PVH.
This activity was funded by the international NGO NED, the source concludes.ACP/