First Sabah Regional Training of Trainers of Disability Equality Training

Sabah’s first regional Trainers for Disability Equality Training course was held at Lintas Platinum Hotel from 26 August until 6 September 2019. The ten-day course was organised by Sabah Council of Social Services (Majlis Perkhidmatan Masyarakat Sabah) together with Persatuan CHILD Sabah, and supported by Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia.

The course saw the participation of twelve (12) persons with impairments to become potential Disability Equality Training trainers. The objective of the course, facilitated by Fariz Abd Rani and Puan Nurulhuda Zainal was to equip the new trainers to understand the Social Model of Disability through a participatory learning approach.

The module was created by Dr Kenji Kuno, senior advisor on Social Security (Disability) for Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to prepare participants to become effective trainers who will educate the public on creating an inclusive society by removing socially constructed barriers.

All participants received their certificates of completion from Dato Maria Sinsoi, director of Jabatan Pembangunan OKU, Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia, and witnessed by Puan Myrna Jimenez, director of Jabatan Perkhidmatan Kebajikan Am Sabah.