CBR Education and Training for Empowerment
Who are CREATE?
CREATE are a disability rights and community based rehabilitation organisation based in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
CREATE is a non-government organisation based in Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu Natal province in South Africa. We focus on advocacy for disability rights and community based rehabilitation in its broadest sense. We work with disabled people’s organisations, parents groups, communities, municipalities and government departments as well as other NGOs and businesses.
Our expertise is in training and advocacy work. We are skilled at developing participatory training courses supported with interactive materials for participants at a variety of literacy levels in both English and isiZulu. Our advocacy and lobbying activities take place at local, provincial, national and even international levels. CREATE spearheaded the writing of the first shadow report on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from South Africa in 2010. A section of this report was read to the United Nations Conference of State parties in New York in September 2010 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability, Mr Shuaib Chalklen.
Advocacy for Disability Rights
& Past Projects
Community Based Rehabilitation
Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) has been promoted internationally for more than 30 years as a strategy for improvement in the quality of life and services for people with disabilities: “Community Based Rehabilitation is a strategy within community development for the rehabilitation, equalisation of opportunities and social inclusion of all adults and children with disabilities. CBR is implemented through the combined efforts of disabled people themselves, their families and communities and the appropriate health, education, vocational and social services.” ILO, UNESCO, WHO Joint Position Paper 2004.