Skills and Gifting: This person will mainly work with our partner organisations and the families of children with disabilities or disabled person themselves in supporting an emerging social work system, support families in the process of accepting a disability, provide parents education, psycho social support to families and a group of lay counselors, support families in engaging with the community and move towards Inclusive education.
Some of the parents and people with disabilities are forming self-help groups who need support and facilitation/coordination.
We currently don’t have permission to DIRECTLY work with schools or teachers, so we empower and train our local partners to do so. We are also considering life skills groups for teenagers which could come under this role.
We are looking for people who love to encourage and train others, who have a passion for inclusion and equal rights of people with disabilities and want to share Jesus in word and deed with them and their communities.
As soon as possible
“We were strangers, and they called us over to bless us. They didn’t have to give us anything—let alone everything—but they did it with smiles on their faces. They didn’t know us; they didn’t expect anything in return; they just gave,” remembers Nicole.
God uses OMers to show His love to local believers, who then spread that love to their own communities.
“Christmas is about Jesus and celebrating His birth, and I’m realising each year that it doesn’t really matter if we’re eating roast chicken or horse meat or whether we’re with special family or up on stage singing. It’s a joy to celebrate the Light coming into the world,” shares Beth.
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