At GRC, CBID is a multisectoral approach working to improve the equalization of opportunities and social inclusion of people with disabilities while combating the perpetual cycle of poverty and disability. CBID is implemented through the combined efforts of people with disabilities, their families and communities, and relevant government and non-government health, education, vocational, social and other services.
At the GRC, community health workers are trained to identify children with disabilities, who are often hidden by their families. Children in our programs receive regular visits from health workers in their homes rather than getting treatment in institutions, away from families. CBID volunteers in communities evaluate the individual needs of children. For example, a child might require immediate medical attention, physiotherapy, crutches, a wheelchair, hearing aids or spectacles. In addition, CBID committees show parents how they can support and strengthen their child with specific physiotherapy exercises.
CBID also has a positive impact on the inclusion of disabled people within a community. The programs take place directly in the village, so parents, friends, and neighbors are all involved.
For ensuring Community ownership with GRC partners, Community Based Inclusive Development committees were established and trained on CBID program :This is a key element to the program Community ownershipand this is beingachieved by ensuring the participation of key stakeholders at all stages of the management cycle.
GRC Staff sometimes do community outreach to the community for more awareness raising and screening and referring of patients to Gahinin Rehabilitation Center.