Development and support for a self-advocacy movement in Nidzica.
Outcome:
empowerment of vulnerable groups
City (headquarters):
Nidzica
Voivodeship (headquarters):
warmińsko-mazurskie
Dates:
28-02-2023 - 28-02-2023
Status:
in progress
Project cost:
23 155 EUR
Funding:
23 155 EUR
Outreach:
local
Types of activities:
self-advocacy
Target groups:
persons with disabilities

In Nidzica, there are still obstacles preventing people with disabilities from fully participating in community life and making use of some public services. These persons are not sufficiently skilled in using interpersonal communication technology. In a pandemic, this hinders or prevents them remaining in contact with each other and promoting activities in the local community.

The objective of the project is to make people with intellectual disabilities more active in measures for respect of their human rights.

We will create a Self-Advocacy Group (six people with disabilities, three Polish Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability (PSONI) employees), which will create Self-advocacy Training and Self-advocate Support schemes. We will conduct a course (workshops on human rights, communication, self-presentation, IT technology, and community work skills) for two groups of people with disabilities and two training sessions for people in the immediate self-advocate community (working with people with disabilities, easy communication with people with disabilities), supporting self-advocacy. We will provide legal consultations for participants. We are also planning two events for integration with the local community and two events on the obstacles related to disability.

People with disabilities will improve their knowledge and skills and learn new skills necessary for self-advocacy. They will also learn to use digital communication tools, which is vital for counteracting exclusion in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twelve people with intellectual or motor disabilities will learn self-advocacy kills, and fourteen people working with them on a daily basis will learn methods to facilitate cooperation. Eighteen people from the local community will participate in the integration events.

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