Determining the competences of community based workers for disability-inclusive development in rural areas of South Africa, Botswana and Malawi

by T Lorenzo, E van Pletzen, M Booyens
Rural and Remote Health 15: 2919, June 2015

14 pp. 341 kB

Persons with disabilities and their families still live with stigma and a high degree of social exclusion especially in rural areas, which are often poorly resourced and serviced. Community-based workers in health and social development are in an ideal position to assist in providing critical support for some of those most at risk of neglect in these areas. This article analyses the work of community disability workers (CDWs) in three southern African countries to demonstrate the competencies that these workers acquired to make a contribution to social justice for persons with disabilities and their families.

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