Papua New Guinea Disability Rights Website
Want to find out more about disability rights in PNG? Have a look at the National Disability Resource and Advocacy Centre website: www.ndrac.weebly.com
We are pleased to announce that a total of $21,500 in funds were distributed to our partner DPOs for our November 2012 funding round. Thanks to all who have donated and enabled us to make these grants. Grants were allocated as follows:
Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation 3 x visits to Port Vila for
advocacy / govt meetings and 3 x monthly allowance for volunteer.
Purpose Cook Islands $1000
Colour printer, ink and paper to produce information leaflets on a wide range of
disabilities and caregiver issues.
Wages for Disability Inclusion Officer. Federated States of Micronesia
Contribute to costs of disability survey. Fiji Association of the Deaf
Office equipment and membership fees for World Federation of the Deaf. Kiribati
International day of people with a disability. Nauru $1000 Production of promotional baseball caps and also a
digital projector for training and awareness workshops.
Psychiatric Survivors Association (Fiji)
Rental arrears and auditor fees. Samoa $2000 Purchase "open book"
software (allows people with vision impairment to screen-read hard copies after
they are scanned) and a video camera. Spinal Injuries Association (Fiji)
Advocacy for youth and
income generation project for women. Timor Leste
Send board members and new staff to training on organisational
governance, leadership and communication.
Renovation of the office to fix ceiling and door.
Project to be confirmed. Vanuatu
United Blind Persons of Fiji
Continuation of membership drive.
Fiji Disabled Peoples Federation
3 x visits to Port Vila for advocacy / govt meetings and 3 x monthly allowance for volunteer.
Pacific Cards For Sale
APIDS are selling original artwork cards by local Newcastle artist Vivienne Nelson. The watercolour, pen and ink artworks were painted on her 2006 trip to Fiji where her son-in-law comes from and were printed in Fiji. You can buy a set of 4 for $10, or individual cards for $3 each. Card one: orange tropical bloom, card two: crab's claw flower, card three: coconut grove, card four: through the louvre window. Envelopes included. To place an order, send us an email - see the membership form at http://apids.org/page6.htm for our contact details.
Australia Pacific Islands Disability Support (APIDS) was established as a non-profit company in 2005 to assist Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) to contribute towards the alleviation of poverty for people with disabilities in Pacific Island countries.
APIDS supports DPOs to meet the objectives they have prioritised for themselves.
You can donate to APIDS at www.givenow.com.au/apids Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.
APIDS partners with the World Relief Overseas Aid Fund by acting as its agent for fundraising and the delivery of relief and development projects in developing countries. APIDS complies with the World Relief Australia Code of Conduct which is a voluntary code that sets minimum acceptable standards for smaller Non-Government Organisations that work in the international relief and development sector. www.worldrelief.org.au/