USAID Okard is profoundly impressed with the outstanding performance, dedication and evolution of our Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID) teams from Quality of Life Association (QLA), Xieng Khouang and Association for Rural Mobilization and Improvement (ARMI), Savannakhet since the beginning of the project.
From 12 – 15 September 2022, USAID Okard invited the CBID teams to a four-day training to pause and reflect on what they have accomplished so far, review implementation of the current work plan when supporting the communities we work with to conduct their Income Generation Activities (IGA), to develop capacity of CBID teams in improving participation of persons with disabilities in project activities. In addition, the teams also learned and reflected about gender inclusion development and intersectionality to understand the different backgrounds of people we work with, to respect each other regardless of individual beliefs and/or gender.
USAID Okard, funded by USAID and implemented by World Education, Inc., in partnership with Humanity & Inclusion improves access to quality rehabilitation and economic opportunities for persons with disabilities, and supports design and implementation of disabilities inclusive policy.
C.C: U.S. Embassy Vientiane, Quality of Life Association, Armihouse