Sharon’s story

"After struggling for 19 years with a disability, no primary education and no one to provide her with emotional support, Sharon turned to the Centre for help. She was given crutches to move around and has found hope to pursue her dream to start her own business.

As a young woman living with a disability in Papua New Guinea, Sharon did not get the opportunity to complete her primary education. She became disabled after a sporting injury affect her hip joints and despite seeking medical attention, the doctors were unable to assist her.
After struggling for 19 years, Sharon needed emotional support and assistance with her condition and she turned to the ERFA funded Saiho Community Based Rehabilitation Learning Centre for help. Through her time at the centre she has gained independance and now wants to break the cycle of dependence and live an independent life like a " normal" person.

She has found hope to pursue her dream which is to start her own business and believes the Centre is a ‘vehicle’ to help her to achieve this goal.
About the Saiho Community Based Rehabilitation Learning Centre 
Saiho CBR Learning Centre is a rural based Centre that people with disabilities can turn to for physical care. However, education and support is needed especially for those who encounter a disability for the first time. Through your help, we can fund the centre further that will assist to train volunteers with learning sign language, physiotherapy, and developing a support network and disability specific target programs.

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