Community based Rehabilitation of Persons with Disability
JKS adopts Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) strategy to work closely with persons with disabilities and their families to overcome physical and social barriers within their communities through a holistic approach to a person and their environment in the areas of health, education, livelihood, social inclusion, skill development and empowerment.
The Disability is a human rights issue - a social and developmental issue that seeks to build and promote an inclusive world in which all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential. Thus the focus of the CBR program includes early identification and intervention, addressing the barriers in society that prevent/exclude people with disabilities from participating and accessing services and opportunities that prevent them from developing to their fullest potential and from exercising their basic rights. It also implies providing opportunities to empower and to develop their abilities through inclusive education, community mobilization and development for increased participation, Medical, Psychological, Social and Economic interventions.
JKS’s achievements in this regard include mass awareness and sensitization of the community in 14 mandals covering nearly 1 million populations, formation of 52 PWDs group with 700 members, mandal level federation of PWDs with 1500 members, training on Orientation & mobility, Daily Living Skills.
The support and partnership with Mobility India, Bengaluru has facilitated JKS in providing counselling, therapy, appliances like artificial limbs, structures, standing tables, wheelchairs, tri-cycles etc to the needy orthopedically disabled persons. The yeoman services provided by Mobility India personnel have brought a new lease of life for many persons with disability. Mobility India also supports for the training of JKS staff on CBR and a youth is being trained on Lower Limbs Orthotics.