Disability

ORBIS: Programme Coordinator - Zambia

ORBIS is an international nonprofit organisation with a vision to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries.

ORBIS Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) seeks to appoint a Programme Coordinator, based in North Western Province, Zambia.

The Programme Coordinator represents the ORBIS Europe, Middle East and Africa Programme team in implementing programme activities in Zambia. The person will

Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities: Social Worker

The Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) is a nonprofit organisation, affiliated to the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa. The Western Cape APD serves as a pro-active forum for the advancement of persons with physical disabilities so as to enable them to attain their maximum level of independence and integration into the community, and is active in the prevention of physical disablement.

ORBIS Africa: Finance Officer

ORBIS is an international nonprofit organisation with a vision to eliminate avoidable blindness in developing countries.

ORBIS Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) seeks to appoint a Finance Officer, based in Cape Town with possible travel in Africa.

The Finance Officer is responsible for project financial reporting, accounts payable processing for the organisation and provides support with monthly accounting routines.

Disabled People South Africa: Programme Manager

Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) is a nonprofit and democratic cross-disability body made up of member organisations of disabled people that mobilises and advocate for their rights for attainment of equal opportunity. DPSA is recognised as the National Assembly of disabled people by Disabled People International (DPI), which has observer status in the United Nations.

DPSA seeks to appoint a Programme Manager, based in Johannesburg.

Western Cape APD: Social Worker - Witzenberg APD

The Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (APD) is a nonprofit organisation, affiliated to the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa. The Western Cape APD serves as a pro-active forum for the advancement of persons with physical disabilities so as to enable them to attain their maximum level of independence and integration into the community, and is active in the prevention of physical disablement.

The Western Cape APD seeks to appoint a Social Worker, based at the Witzenberg APD, Western Cape.

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NGOs Criticises Department in Parliament

The Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, which stands accused by the Democratic Alliance of poor financial mismanagement and failing to serve their constituency, is criticised for failing to meet their mandate.

Addressing Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Women, Children and People with Disabilities this week, NGOs were of the view that more needs to be done to assist the vast majority of children in the country who remain deprived of basic rights.

Rights Groups Lament Marginalisation in SA

Despite South Africa being lauded as having one of the most liberal Constitutions in the world, rights organisations say many groups remain marginalised.

While the Constitution is designed to protect the rights of all persons, Prince Nofemela who has been blind since 1996, believes the visually impaired continue to suffer human rights abuses.

Nofemela further states that, "Government has not been able to fulfill its mandate of providing shelter for the blind. We are kicked out of the mainstream education system and shoved into a corner...”

Disabled Children Out of School – NGO

The Right to Education for Children with Disabilities Campaign estimates that there are 165 000 disabled children who are out of school.

According to the Department of Basic Education’s Report on National Senior Certificate Examination School Performance Analysis, there is only one special school in Eastern Cape where pupils wrote matric - St Thomas for the Deaf, where only six candidates wrote, three of whom passed.

North West also has one school - Christiana School for the Blind - with five candidates, all of whom passed. Louzanne's school had 16 candidates.

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