The associations that serve people with disabilities (PWD) in the south of Tunisia are only able to serve a small minority of the population, and only in a limited capacity. Funding is decreasing. Services are continually being reduced.
The goal of this project is to increase autonomy for PWDs in southern Tunisia, which will lead to more inclusion and a better quality of life. Autonomy is reflective of human dignity and equality. It is the independence and the freedom to make one’s own choices. We will seek to prepare trainers with personal experiences of disability. We long to see a growing partnership with those who are able to access services to reach those who are not.
Through trainings and networking, PWDs and their support systems will develop knowledge, skills, opportunities and an attitude that will promote autonomy, inclusion and advocacy.