A refresher community entry in the five selected communities was held on the 29th of March, 2023 with the help of two focal persons in each of the communities. This entry was done in two days by the gender officer and her team in which they visited members in groups in their various communities. The gender officer Miss Bashiru Mardia as meeting with the community members presented how the project is going to be implemented in the District and the immediate goals for the next few months to come. The purpose and objective of the community entry was to familiarize project staff with the community members and stakeholders which will support the project during its implementation, another one is that, the community entry was done to detail the roles, support services and complementary responsibilities of the newly project and the project team.
As part of leading community advocacy work, CIWED GH commerce a meeting to disseminate results on level of inclusion of PWDs on political activities. The was held yesterday as a result of the evidence gathered/data collected on the level of inclusion of persons living with disability in political arena. Results gathered indicates that, PWD have much interest in contesting for leadership position, but challenges and other social factors prevents them from coming out publicly to show their interest for these positions when they are available.
In his word to the PWD in a form of advice, the executive director Mr. Baako Abdul-Fatawu challenged them without narrowing their minds to critics from others, as those ones are happen one way or the other and they must prepare for them. Stigmatizing is also a factor they look out for and they will call them sort of name, but what they do need to do is to remain focus on the taxe a hered and in the end, the will get what they are looking for.
The leadership of the PWDs in ziong community called for the authorities of the Assembly and NGOs to help the PWDs federation with a resource center. In his remarks, the director of Social Welfare Alhaji Osman called the PWDs to stop begging on the streets. This activity is part of the of the WVL project funded by PLAN Int. Ghana and implemented by CIWED-GHANA.