HOME       VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS       BLOGS

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Awareness Raising at Maison Du Coeur!



The HSB team with the people and children of Maison Du Coeur


The HSB team conduct a true or false questionnaire with the children of Maison Du Coeur
On Wednesday 22nd July, we held an awareness raising event. As always we started with a discussion. We talked about perception around disability and how disabilities can be caused. The children present then gave thought to how we can help people with disabilities in society.

We found that there were many positive outcomes of the discussion. Firstly, the children understood that a disability can be far-ranging and varied. There are many types of disabilities and disadvantages, therefore there are many ways that Burkinabe people can help. Furthermore, misconceptions such as the polio vaccine causing headaches prevents Burkinabe people from having the vaccine, but if we can raise awareness about the consequence of this, that is, the devastating long term consequences, we may help people. Also there was a lot of discussion around children with disabilities being prevented from having sufficient schooling, and a suggestion that not only schools but also governments need to help more to educate people with disabilities. As one girl said, ‘A man will be a great man tomorrow, if you send him to school today’.

We then had a lot of fun playing goal ball, boccia and blind running.


Nous arrivâmes à Maison de Cœur aux environs de 08h15. Nous avons été bien reçu et installe par la responsable. Aux environs de 08h30 nous avons commencé la partie présentation de notre thème ‘Le Handicap’. Tous les membres étaient motivés à tel point tout le monde et même les enfants avaient quelque chose à dire. L’ambiance était de taille. La partie questionnaire de compréhension fut présentée par les britanniques. Toujours dans la même ambiance. A 10h45 nous avons installé les terrains de boccia, Goal Ball, et blind running pour des essaies de jeux. Tout les membres ont apprécié ces jeux à tel point que tout le monde voulait y participer. C’était vraiment amusant. A 11h15, nous avons terminé cette belle journée par des séances de photos…C’était géniale !!

Blind running

Blind running

Boccia

Boccia

Goal Ball


1 comment: