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  • Organisation

    The Labuin Association of Persons with Disabilities (LAPD), an organisation composed of and for Persons with Disabilities, was  launched by sheer determination of its founding president on January 19, 2013.  The group helps other villages to organise their own associations. One such association for which they are the host is this project implemented by Life Haven Centre for Independent Living Inc.

    The Life Haven Centre for Independent Living is composed of people living with disabilities (the majority have some form of severe disability). The group is guided by the Independent Living Philosophy and leading the charge to promote, teach, and share their active participation in the Independent Living Movement. Their mission is to lead the establishment of Independent Living Centres in the Philippines as its vehicle towards full empowerment, integration, and participation in the community.

     

    • Organisation

      The Labuin Association of Persons with Disabilities (LAPD), an organisation composed of and for Persons with Disabilities, was  launched by sheer determination of its founding president on January 19, 2013.  The group helps other villages to organise their own associations. One such association for which they are the host is this project implemented by Life Haven Centre for Independent Living Inc.

      The Life Haven Centre for Independent Living is composed of people living with disabilities (the majority have some form of severe disability). The group is guided by the Independent Living Philosophy and leading the charge to promote, teach, and share their active participation in the Independent Living Movement. Their mission is to lead the establishment of Independent Living Centres in the Philippines as its vehicle towards full empowerment, integration, and participation in the community.

       

    • Project

      Appropriate, accessible, acceptable, and available training opportunities are usually hard to find for persons with disabilities in municipalities that are considered to belong to individuals from first income class. Persons who are wheelchair users, those with communication challenges, and those who are quadriplegics are usually confined to their houses. There is also the notion that people with disabilities always need help from non-disabled persons.

      Empowering People With Disabilities through independent living peer counselling provides people living with disabilities with knowledge, skills, and abilities, and teaches them how to avail various resources to become physically, emotionally, and economically empowered. Peer counselling provides a wide range of activities such as sharing of experiences and information that can be understood as a person with disability because the counselor himself/herself is a person with disability. Peer counselling is an effective tool to recharge one’s spirit and vigour especially for people with debilitating conditions.

      The project also lessens the dependence of People With Disabilities by empowering them to think and decide for themselves. This opens doors to a lot of opportunities and possibilities. They start seeking for themselves the answers on how they can achieve their dreams and how they can convince their family to support their living independently in the sense that they are the ones to decide for themselves.

  • Project

    Appropriate, accessible, acceptable, and available training opportunities are usually hard to find for persons with disabilities in municipalities that are considered to belong to individuals from first income class. Persons who are wheelchair users, those with communication challenges, and those who are quadriplegics are usually confined to their houses. There is also the notion that people with disabilities always need help from non-disabled persons.

    Empowering People With Disabilities through independent living peer counselling provides people living with disabilities with knowledge, skills, and abilities, and teaches them how to avail various resources to become physically, emotionally, and economically empowered. Peer counselling provides a wide range of activities such as sharing of experiences and information that can be understood as a person with disability because the counselor himself/herself is a person with disability. Peer counselling is an effective tool to recharge one’s spirit and vigour especially for people with debilitating conditions.

    The project also lessens the dependence of People With Disabilities by empowering them to think and decide for themselves. This opens doors to a lot of opportunities and possibilities. They start seeking for themselves the answers on how they can achieve their dreams and how they can convince their family to support their living independently in the sense that they are the ones to decide for themselves.

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