Vanuatu Society for Disabled People to deliver more support for disability community

Strengthened wheelchair services and early intervention programs for children are just some of the exciting projects set to benefit Vanuatu’s disability community in 2016.

The Vanuatu Society for Disabled People (VSDP) has announced its major projects for 2016, which aim to improve the quality of life and social inclusion of people with disability across the country.

VSDP Executive Director Elison Bovu said although the year would present new challenges, the organisation was energised and excited to build on its existing programs.

VSDP resumes community-based Early Intervention program post-Cyclone Pam

The Vanuatu Society for Disabled People (VSDP) is happy to announce that its Early Intervention program for children with disabilities is running again for the first time since Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu in March.

VSDP held a community-based class in the village of Erakor on 22 April. Classes will run regularly at Erakor Half Road with classes at other sites to resume soon. Two thirds of the community sites VSDP was running previously running programs in were damaged in the cyclone. The majority or program resources were destroyed when the VSDP collapsed during the peak of the cyclone.