Data collection training for PLWD

A workshop on data collection for people living with disability (PLWD) was carried out this week at Babaka Village in Central Province.

The workshop involved over 10 participants and was carried out by the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion (DoCDYR) from October 13-14.

The two day workshop was specifically for district officers in the province particularly the Local Level Government officers, community development and the planners.

The training was on data collection for PLWD and an induction on the National Disability Policy.

The aim of the workshop was to look at collecting data for PLWD based on their needs in terms of services.

First assistant secretary for disability, elderly and religion under the Department of Community Development, Konio Doko said the workshop was a success and vital for the development of PLWD.

Doko said Central Province doesn’t have proper services for PLWD therefore they’re trying to use this as a pilot.

“We are realistic about our planning and are happy with the workshop as the outcomes have been good.

“We hope that our district officers go back and also do further training in their districts and carry out the data collection exercise,” she said.

Doko added that it’s important that people are aware of the Convention of Rights for Disable Persons because the Government has already rectified this convention.

The Convention aims to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. 

Quintina Naime