Active Rehabilitation and Independent Living Camp is over
Active Rehabilitation and Independent Living Camp is over. 15 wheelchair users living in different regions of Georgia took part in the 5-day camp.
The camp was led by instructors Tinatin Revazashvili and Merab Dukashvili, who taught the participants simple, medium and difficult practical skills for wheelchair mobility and everyday life.
For 5 days, participants were informed about the rules of self-care, independent handling of the wheelchair, received information about personal hygiene, reproductive health and various other issues. Participants were given lectures on bed prevention and treatment, wheelchair care and repair. Camp participants were provided with information on the philosophy of independent living, social and political aspects of disability.
The 5-day active rehabilitation and independent living skills training camp was organized in frames of the Physical Rehabilitation Project in Georgia which is being implemented by Emory University (USA), Tbilisi State Medical University (TSMU) and Coalition for Independent Living with support from USAID Physical Rehabilitation.