Saaya Center for Independent living conducted Monthly Awareness Session on understanding of Disability at Saaya Office Islamabad with the support of HANDS Pakistan under the umbrella of CBID Network. The main purpose of these sessions is to create awareness regarding disability among newly person with disabilities and also to bring these people out of isolation so that they become an active member of the society.

The session was started with recitation of Holy Quran. Formally Ms. Saima Aslam(Program Manager Women with disabilities Saaya Association) welcomed all the participants. She explicate upon the purpose of organizing this session. She also gave the brief introduction of Saaya with new participants. She explained that this session is to create an understanding and conceptual clarity on disability. He said, include those who have long term physical, mental,intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others survive as an honorable individual without any dependence upon others as well as to eliminate the factor of sympathetic attitude in Society for persons with disabilities. 

The overall objectives were: 

Understanding on disability, a intangible clarity.  

To mainstream persons with Disability in development. 

 To promote an inclusive development approach.

 Empowerment of persons with Disabilities to become agents of change.

 To motivate & counseling of Parents of children with disabilities.

Ms. Saima concluded the session with these words that no one is worthless in this world. We all have same rights. Equality being the very basic human right is the sole etiquette to be understood and practiced in the society by the society.

Training on ‘ Synopsis & Self-Management of Spinal Cord Injury.

After Monthly Training, Another Training held on the topic of ‘ Synopsis &Self-Management of Spinal Cord Injury. This Training contains the spinal Cord Injury, Its Causes, Problems, Needs &how to manage life & Daily Tasks?

Mr.Ansar Bangash led this Training by the Introduction of all the Participants.The main aim behind this training is to train all those Person with Disabilities who don’t know about Spinal Cord Injury, Its needs & Problems.Different participants of Spinal Cord Injury’s fully participate in this Session.

He explain his personal experience before and after his disability. He said I am totally stucked in my home and disliked my disability but when I came to Saaya CIL I knew the real meaning of life, I own and love myself. He gave the presentation on power point regarding the Spinal Cord Injury. The Causes, symptoms, precautions and management in this disability. This was very informative training for the Participant shaving Spinal cord disability.