Special Needs | Programme | Digicel Papua New Guinea Foundation

Special Needs

We believe in creating an inclusive and equal society that gives opportunities to all people, including those living with disabilities and special needs. Disability inclusion is about society changing to accommodate difference and to combat discrimination related to people with disabilities. It requires that disability barriers are removed and personal needs relating to impairment are met, thus making possible the full involvement of people with disabilities and enabling them to benefit from services on an equal basis with others. Digicel PNG Foundation’s focus of providing services for people with special needs is mainly done through the support of two key programs – the Community Based Rehabilitation Program and the support of vulnerable women and children at risk through the We Care Foundation. Lack of awareness, education, medical help and appropriate services makes life for people with disabilities and special needs difficult. The efforts of Digicel PNG Foundation in these areas is promoting collaboration with community leaders, people with disabilities, their families and other concerned citizens to raise awareness and change mindsets about disability and special needs in rural, remote and socially marginalized communities of Papua New Guinea.    

Community Based Rehabilitation Program
KPIs for this program FY18/19 Target As at June 2018 % Complete
Number of old clients receiving upgraded Individual Rehabilitation Plans (IRPs) 100 20 20%
KPIs for this program
Number of old clients receiving upgraded Individual Rehabilitation Plans (IRPs)
FY18/19 Target
100
As at June 2018
20
% Complete
20%
Number of new clients for which IRPs have been developed and implemented 50 86 172%
KPIs for this program
Number of new clients for which IRPs have been developed and implemented
FY18/19 Target
50
As at June 2018
86
% Complete
172%
Number of clients receiving centre-based physiotherapy 180 119 66%
KPIs for this program
Number of clients receiving centre-based physiotherapy
FY18/19 Target
180
As at June 2018
119
% Complete
66%
Number of assistive devices fabricated and issued 50 13 26%
KPIs for this program
Number of assistive devices fabricated and issued
FY18/19 Target
50
As at June 2018
13
% Complete
26%
Special Needs