Awareness Camp

 Awareness Programs on Different Disability Issues, Early identification, Referral system, Importance of Physical Rehabilitation services, and Rights & Entitlements



Location: Rawacha, Rafiabad, Baramulla   


 To raise awareness about disability and its allied issues, an awareness programme was organised by She Hope Society for Women Entrepreneurs (SHSFWE) with the support of HCL Foundation at Rafiabad in Baramulla on 7th September 2021. The topics that were covered under the theme disability included “early identification, referral systems, rights and entitlements for people with disability and the importance of rehabilitation”. The programme was held as part of the ongoing project and it was conducted at village level.

 Aims and Objective:

 ·         To familiarise and improve knowledge among general masses, people with disabilities, on different issues related to disability.

·         To raise awareness among general masses, people with disabilities and government officials about different rights and entitlements meant for people with disability, importance & availability of physical rehabilitation.


 The camp was attended by a total of 27 persons which mainly included housewives etc. Detailed number of participants along with the type of camp is given in table below; 


The facilitator used interactive and participatory approaches to facilitate awareness program so that everyone could share their views on disability and related issues. Therefore, the camps proved to be more informative, inclusive and a good learning experience. Following is key list of topics which were shared and discussed; 

o    General information on disability like definition of Disability and its types and causes and prevention of disability.

o    Rights and different types of entitlements of people with disabilities

o    Importance of physical rehabilitation services and its continuation for physical and functional independence

o    Roles and responsibilities of community and family member towards the people with disabilities in their community

o    Different types of schemes for people with Disabilities.


 Ø  It is laudable to offer free services to persons with special needs.

 Ø  The villages apart from showering praise on HDC promised support in reaching to every patient in the village.

 Ø  A number of beneficiaries appeared ignorant about the processes involved in acquiring disability certificate.

 Ø  Need for enhancement of pension was expressed by majority of participants.


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