Disability Program - Fiji

Summary

Timeframe

2015 to date

Partners

Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji

Teachers and Participants Trained

857 teachers, volunteers and school children trained about disability rights and social inclusion

Aim

  • Build the capacity of Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji staff to deliver comprehensive sexuality education to people with sensory, physical and intellectual impairments
  • Support Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji to become a disability-inclusive service.

Progress

  • 17 staff and volunteers from the Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji trained to enable them to create a disability inclusive clinical and educational organisation.
  • Working alongside the Ministry of Education Curriculum Unit a national curriculum on sexual and reproductive health and rights for students with disability was designed and professional education was conducted for 72 teachers.
  • 768 students at Special Schools have received training on the curriculum
  • Midline evaluation completed
  • Reproductive and Family Health Association of Fiji established and strengthened partnerships with Pacific Disability Forum, Disabled Persons Organisations, and schools in each Division.

 

In 2018/19, the project aims to

  • deliver comprehensive sexuality education to students with disability in seven special schools
  • provide 200 people with disability in reproductive and sexual health and rights information
  • continue to work in partnership with Disabled Persons Organisations in rural communities to deliver education programs to special schools
  • complete final project evaluation

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