The project staff have gathered for their weekly staff meeting. It is the one hour they have to themselves as a team, a time to discuss, plan, assess, evaluate, question, give feed-back, remind, refocus, share and laugh.
‘Addiction Prevention in Family Settings’ was the title and theme of a five day capacity building workshop held in Iran. The twenty four participants were from other provinces and cities including Shiraz,
Local NGOs are encouraged to take part and be soundly equipped to respond to disasters/hazards by providing well-planned and implemented disaster response/preparedness programs enhanced by monitoring and evaluation skills in Iran.
“The English course has taken me into a totally different world! If God wills, I will join the computer course also.”
“My brain is too stupid for this,” Alim says to himself repeatedly while trying to fit the pieces together. The DARP staff encourage him: “You have a clever brain – look what you have learned already.”
Integrating refugee communities into Iranian society through a trip to an amusement park.
“Producing something with your own hands out of natural leather, this soft but sturdy material, gives you a strong sense of satisfaction. It is very calming,” shares the teacher for leather work in our Afghan Refugees with Disabilities Project (DARP).
What happens when you gather 62 social workers, addiction counselors and managers from 31 Iranian non-government and government organizations to spend five days together in interactive workshops on staff-care and self-care?
This project supports rehabilitation by connecting refugees with disabilities with specialized services and therapies, by enhancing their psycho social well-being through counseling and by increasing their awareness of skills training opportunities.
The project staff have gathered for their weekly staff meeting. It is the one hour they have to themselves as a team, a time to discuss,
The staff decided to register Matin in the middle of the term and they involved him in every outdoor event and indoor activity. They asked the teachers to take his special situation into consideration.
In Iran, we work with Afghan refugees living with disabilities through the Disabled Afghan Refugee Project, also known as DARP.
Our recently opened rehabilitation centre gives people like Mojtaba and his mother new opportunities and hope for the future.
It is important for us that all our interventions address everyday needs. For this reason we work as a team to set attainable, sustainable goals.
Once more we realised the need to take the whole family setting into account. Once the family is on board, the mothers have more confidence and in turn the children can truly flourish.
We all have hopes for our children, but Mohammad’s mother had lost hope that he would be able to communicate.
Counselling and referring people to specific places is one of the Disabled Afghan Refugee Project’s key activities.