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.
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,
“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).
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.
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.
Counselling and referring people to specific places is one of the Disabled Afghan Refugee Project’s key activities.
“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.”
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.
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.
We all have hopes for our children, but Mohammad’s mother had lost hope that he would be able to communicate.