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 FY17/18 Target As at March 2018 % Complete
Number of old clients receiving upgraded Individual Rehabilitation Plans (IRPs) 100 237 237%
KPIs for this program
Number of old clients receiving upgraded Individual Rehabilitation Plans (IRPs)
FY17/18 Target
100
As at March 2018
237
% Complete
237%
Number of new clients for which IRPs have been developed and implemented 50 70 140%
KPIs for this program
Number of new clients for which IRPs have been developed and implemented
FY17/18 Target
50
As at March 2018
70
% Complete
140%
Number of clients receiving centre-based physiotherapy 180 198 110%
KPIs for this program
Number of clients receiving centre-based physiotherapy
FY17/18 Target
180
As at March 2018
198
% Complete
110%
Number of assistive devices fabricated and issued 50 56 140%
KPIs for this program
Number of assistive devices fabricated and issued
FY17/18 Target
50
As at March 2018
56
% Complete
140%
Special Needs