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“Disability in the Community” Workshop – Our Trip to the North

Labasa Workshop 2015 was a successful one where the CS Fiji and Labasa Hospital Physiotherapist Department host the 3 days workshop at the Friendly North Inn from the 25th -27th March 2015 through the funds from DFAT Program.  The participants consist of Village Nurses who are our eyes and ears from the community and vice versa.  The participants are mainly from the island of Vanua Levu and from different district such as Savusavu, Bua, Macuata and Cakaudrove.  Guest speakers are from the Ministry of Health: Dr. Tracey Young, Dietician: Mrs. Mere and Physio Therapist team from Labasa Hospital.  Each has a specific topic to present from the first day to the last day.

During the first day the participants have their registration and ice

breaker where they were introduce to each other through this play/activity that was being created by Roya Speight (Scope Volunteer at Labasa Hospital Physio Department).  We also had introduction of the organization by Alison Gow- Scope Global Volunteer at the CS Fiji and introduction for FNCDP was done by Mrs. Niumai, and last introduction was being made by the team from Labasa Hospital Physiotherapist Department together with their activity.

Second day was a follow up by the Physio team from Labasa continue with the Child Awareness, and followed by Dr. Young on Medical side of Stroke than a brioef presentation by Mere- Divisional Dietician.  Later on a presentation by Ana (Labasa Hospital Physio) and activity by Lusi- of CS Fiji following up on the practical activity relates from MAAS booklet.  It turns out that the participants really like the workshop.

Other activities were also provided and after the first day of the workshop the participants were invited to the Aerobics sessions at the Labasa Hospital hosted by the Physio Department at Labasa Hospital.  A morning walk on the second day(Thursday) also an initiative of the Labasa Physio Department of Labasa Hospital, and in the afternoon of Thursday we have to invite the Aerobics Instructor to come down to the venue for everyone to partake in the Aerobics program.

Our last day was a different program altogether we had to change our clothes and to a different venue.  From the Bure to the Swimming pool and Volleyball court where we had programs such as Poll aerobics, beep test and volleyball session followed by refreshment and the participants we also being asked to change again before the Certificates presentation.

Participants change their clothes and certificates were presented by Lusi of CS Fiji and Joana of Labasa Hospital Physiotherapist Department followed by a farewell lunch and all the participants return back to their district.  Everybody enjoy their time coming together and meeting other people from different provinces/district/villages whereby some were saying that if there is a next workshop they would like to attend it again.

Participants registering for the three day workshop.
Participants registering for the three day workshop.
Participants from all over Vanua Levu, registering for the three day workshop. — at Labasa Town.
Participants from all over Vanua Levu, registering for the three day workshop. — at Labasa Town.
Goodie bags! —
Goodie bags! —
Kelepi a Physio from Labasa speaking to the oarticipants on the beneficial of physical activity
Kelepi a Physio from Labasa speaking to the oarticipants on the beneficial of physical activity
Dr Tracey Young presenting on Stroke and it's affects on the brain.
Dr Tracey Young presenting on Stroke and it’s affects on the brain.

 

Participants present their ideas to the group.
Participants present their ideas to the group.
Workshop Icebreaker! Getting to know each other, and networking with other Community Health Workers.
Workshop Icebreaker! Getting to know each other, and networking with other Community Health Workers.
 Brainstorming together about disability.

Brainstorming together about disability.
Participants work together to learn techniques to manage after a stroke.
Participants work together to learn techniques to manage after a stroke.
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Participants work together to learn techniques for getting stroke patients out of bed.
Ana, a physio from Labasa Hospital, talks to participants about managing patients after a stroke.
Ana, a physio from Labasa Hospital, talks to participants about managing patients after a stroke.
Learning together, with Ana, a physiotherapist
Learning together, with Ana, a physiotherapist
Participants with their Managing After a Stroke guide from Counterstroke Fiji.
Participants with their Managing After a Stroke guide from Counterstroke Fiji.
Learning to use walking aides
Learning to use walking aides
Kelepi, a physiotherapist, oversees his physical activity course.
Kelepi, a physiotherapist, oversees his physical activity course.
Volleyball!
Volleyball!
The participants enjoy a session in the pool doing aqua aerobics!
The participants enjoy a session in the pool doing aqua aerobics!

One thought on ““Disability in the Community” Workshop – Our Trip to the North

  1. Very educational programme.
    Should be arranged again for public who are interested to take part.

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