TAGUM CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE – To further ensure the safety of children during emergencies, the Compostela Valley (ComVal) Division of the Department of Education conducted an inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR) training for representatives from various schools in the Davao region. Held last January 29 – 30, the training was attended by 77…
Handicap International has deployed teams to Samar province to measure the extent of damage caused by typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby). The teams also provide initial assistance – such as crutches and hygiene kits – to the most vulnerable families.
Handicap International’s teams in the Philippines have been on high alert since the first warning that Typhoon Hagupit would hit the archipelago over the weekend. The association is working to ensure the most vulnerable people find safety prior to the arrival of the typhoon and is getting ready to intervene as soon as the alert is lifted.
Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) is set to hit the Philippines this weekend, potentially impacting millions of people. Handicap International’s teams working in the archipelago are preparing to take action to support the most vulnerable populations. There is a serious risk that super typhoon Hagupit, which has been gathering strength in the Pacific ocean since…
BARAS, RIZAL PROVINCE — Residents here, especially people with disabilities, were in for a treat as Handicap International celebrated the annual International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), December 3.
More than 800 residents of Davao City trooped to People’s Park to celebrate World Diabetes Day, November 14, with their version of the Global Diabetes Walk. Among them were persons with diabetes and their families, health service providers, government officials, and fitness advocates.
Handicap International’s REBUILD Project has recently published a brochure on the RECU Principle, a key tenet in universal accessibility. The principle states that “persons with disabilities should be able to Reach, Enter, Circulate, and Use” all facilities and services.
Handicap International launched on November 8 a website to pay homage to the victims and survivors of the deadly typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), which hit the Philippines exactly a year ago.
QUEZON CITY – Handicap International took part in the biannual Alternative Classroom Learning Experience (ACLE) at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on October 23.
DAVAO CITY – Sixty-five healthcare professionals from Davao City Health Office completed the Advanced Foot Care Training organized by Handicap International’s Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) Project on October 14-17.
Recruiting persons with disabilities is a “win-win-win” situation for business owners. This is the message of Handicap International’s forum for employers at BTONE Café in Baras, Rizal, last October 24.