Pakistan institute of Prosthetic and Orthotic Sciences (PIPOS) in collaboration with Commonwealth Medical Trust UK and ISPO Pakistan successfully organized a one day workshop on “Social Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities”, that took place at PIPOS Peshawar in August 2017.
The objective of the workshop was to gather and motivate the relevant stake holders and partners to make a comprehensive plan for the re-integration of the PWD (People with Disabilities) in the society in a productive manner.
Altogether 39 participants from 12 organizations attended the workshop, which was divided into two sessions: plenary meeting and group activity.
Social rehabilitation of PWDs aims at getting people back into society in a positive manner. It is a service meant for all individuals with disabilities and partial or complete incapacity for work, who require help in dealing with problems in their daily life, arising from their disability or special needs. The aim of rehabilitation is to teach and develop day-to-day skills, increase chances of participating in social life, support studies and develop the prerequisites needed to achieve or restore a certain level of capacity for work.