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October 22, 2021
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Babaka Data Collection Workshop Ends

The Central Province Data collection Workshop at Babaka village ended successfully over the weekend.

Participants were taught how to conduct data surveys in their respective district and ward, for planning and development purposes.

This two-day workshop was facilitated by representatives from the Department of Community Development and Religion, and the National Disaster Centre participants were farewell by the host community.

Participants were given an insight into the data collection exercise that is designed to be implemented by the four districts of Central Province.

It was funded by the European Union through the National Disaster Centre at a cost of 350 million, close to K860 million.

NDC Coordinator, Lavai Vele, said this funding was purposely for disaster management to help people with disabilities during times of natural disasters.

Lead agency, Community Development, initiated this program as part of the Disabled Person Organisation to advocate on their rights.

Disabled Person Organisation Southern Region chairperson, Mary Ikupu, said this is a breakthrough for them after many challenges.

Through public private partnerships churches will also be unitised to carry out the data collection exercise.

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