Newsletter #71 – A 7-Year-Old with Spina Bifida Discovers New Life – now available. Click here.
Volunteer Help Urgently Needed!
Our New Youtube Channel!
We have taken all our videos and made them available online via our new Youtube channel which you can visit at this link. We are hoping this will allow much greater access to these productions. The videos are embedded at our website or can be watched directly from our youtube channel.
Also included is an interview with David Werner (in Spanish) available only at the youtube channel.
Here is a sample of one of the videos now available online
For those wishing to show these videos in a location without an internet connection it is possible to download the videos from youtube for playback offline or to make a video disc.
There are several free programs which can do this.
We use this one
Announcing an inspiring video by Allison Akana and HealthWrights:
Community Based Rehabilitation
Workshops In Peru - Featured Item
In February, 2009. David Werner, pioneer in Primary Health Care and Community Based Rehabilitation, facilitated workshops on innovative technology for and with disabled children and their families in Peru.
The film highlights how the disabled children themselves, as part of a team that included their families and CBR workers, took an active part in designing and creating the simple assistive devices that would allow them function better and feel more included in their homes and communities. This beautiful film is a valuable educational tool. The DVD will be a great help to planers and facilitators of hands-on CBR workshops. In an easy-going manner it portrays each stage: from the introductory seminar on Participatory Community Rehabilitation, to the small-group visits in the homes of the disabled children, to the teamwork of designing simple assistive equipment for each child, to the intense final day where the 8 different groups worked collectively to create the devices they designed. In the grand finale each child demonstrated how well (or sometimes, not so well) the equipment made in the workshop worked for him or her. Everyone learned from both from their successes and their mistakes.
Available on DVD in PAL (for Europe and much of Africa and Asia) and NTSC (for the Americas). In English, 28 minutes long.