LASA work in Djerba, Tunisia

The Lebanese Association for Self-Advocacy-LASA, member of Inclusion International in Lebanon, is working with Interact, a Swedish NGO, to deliver a programme of training in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) for self-advocates, families and support persons.

Four sessions have been planned, two in Egypt and two in Tunisia. The first, entitled “Together for a Better World”, took place in Djerba, Tunisia from 1st to 3rd November 2014

 Together for a Better World


The session was interactive and based on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Self-advocates talked about the important role of the family, how to live and be independent in the community and the importance of education.

Here are some of their comments:

Self-advocacy means I am teaching you and you are teaching me.

I am ready to help at home but I like to choose with whom I want to spend my time.

I am saving money to have my own farm.

Usually we don’t see persons with intellectual disability, why?

I never talk at school because teachers never give me time to do so.

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