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, (Online) 2015

14 pp. 341 kB 003

Disability-inclusive development embraces a philosophy of social inclusion and a set of values that seeks to protect the human dignity and rights of persons with disabilities. It requires a workforce equipped with skills to work intersectorally and in a cross-disciplinary manner in order to operationalise the community-based rehabilitation guidelines that are designed to promote delivery of services in remote and rural areas. Community Disability Workers (CDWs) potentially have a unique set of competencies that enables them to facilitate disability-inclusive community development in rural areas.

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