Training others to make a difference
More than two years after the Nepal earthquake, INF is still helping.
We are making sure people with a disability get the best care on the ground in their own communities. Ten Community Facilitators working in Gorkha, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquakes, have just completed INF’s three-month Community Based Rehabilitation Therapy training.
Each Community Facilitator has learnt how to properly identify disabilities. They will provide basic rehabilitation in the community and advocate for individuals and their families. The training programme included four weeks of theory on disability and rehabilitation. The trainees also experienced one month of community exposure. The final month was spent gaining clinical experience at Green Pastures Hospital in Pokhara.
These newly trained facilitators will now return to their communities where they will work alongside INF initiated Self-Help Groups in the area. They will also work closely with government and non-governmental agencies to help improve the lives of those with a disability in their own community.
The Nepal Earthquake
Community facilitators play a crucial role in the success of INF’s Gorkha Rehabilitation And Community Empowerment project [GRACE]. The GRACE project was established to meet the needs of people whose lives, homes and community were devastated by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on 25 April 2015.