Our Mission & Values

Training to become photojournalists

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CREATE strives to promote Community Based Rehabilitation and disability rights in southern Africa and to train people in rehabilitation and disability issues in a way that empowers them and their communities.

CREATE’s core business is advocacy for disability rights and disability and rehabilitation training. CREATE has a number of projects that it is currently running including advocacy for the implementation of Community Based Rehabilitation in South Africa, training youth and adults with disabilities on sexuality and HIV, preparing youth with disabilities for employment and working with traditional leaders in KwaZulu Natal to reduce discrimination against people with disabilities.

CREATE currently works throughout KwaZulu Natal and in other provinces of South Africa if so requested. We work directly with people with disabilities and their families as well as service providers such as VCT counsellors, educators and therapists.

CREATE works with other non-government organisations such as Tholulwazi Uzivikele, Disability Action Research Team and Lifeline Pietermaritzburg. We also work with government departments such as the Office of the Premier of KwaZulu Natal, the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.