DWA Networking and Sharing afternoon to be held between 1.00 and 4.30pm on Wednesday 3rdOctober.
To register for this event please contact Paul Lindoewood at DWA [firstname.lastname@example.org] as soon as possible.
Click here for the Agenda for the day.
A DWA (Disability Wales Africa) Networking and Sharing afternoon is to be held between 1.00 and 4.30pm in Cardiff on Wednesday 3rdOctober.
The venue will be in the Annex Centre, Alexandra House, 307-315 Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1JD. It will be an opportunity to hear and discuss ideas and practices, with the aim including and supporting disabled people within Wales Africa movement and mainstream development.
DWA say - This event will be an opportunity to hear and share the practical ideas which support and include disabled people within African community life, as well as to look at Disability and Development more generally. We also want to use the event as an opportunity to hear from Links regarding how DWA can be most effective. One presentation, which is likely to be of particular interest to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, or anyone looking to work with children with physical impairments, particularly in rural Africa, is one associated with developing support through Low and Appropriate Technology. When working with, for example, children Cerebral Palsy, the lack of our relatively high technological solutions, in Wales, can be a barrier. Jean Westmacott, from Cerebral Palsy Africa (CPA) and Appropriate Paper-Based Technology (APBT), has over twenty-five years experience of developing low tech methods to provide solutions to such problems, and teaching others to do the same. APBT also runs a social enterprise, from Alton in Hampshire, where volunteers make and sell such equipment, such as low tech special seating.
More detailed agenda to follow, but to register please contact Paul Lindoewood at DWA [email@example.com] as soon as possible.
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