Like Australia, New Zealand is an innovating country and get involved a lot in disability issue. There is no doubt for HandiCap sur le Monde that they will learn a lot during their stay with the kiwis and discover great best practices. Here is a presentation of these actors of change that we will meet in the following weeks in New Zealand.
First, HandiCap sur le Monde will try to know a bit more about employment and disability situation in the country. Who help in the inclusion through employment, how the government is supporting actions, who is innovating in this field? For these questions, we will make a stop in Wellington in order to meet Anne Hawker, in charge of disabilities issues at the NZ Minister of Social Development and who also participates in numerous think tank on the disability/employment topic. The organization will also have the opportunity to meet Workbridge CEO, main agency for disabled people employment in New Zealand, but also Disability Support Network and VASS (New Zealand Federation of Vocationnal Support and Services).
Then we will head up to Auckland to discover The Halberg Trust actions, which is a pioneer organization in inclusion through sport. We will take advantage of this journey in the biggest city of New Zealand to approach the Wheel Blacks, wheelchair national rugby team, during one of their training.
The presented program sounds busy, and tinged with Maori culture…seems like a great knowledge sharing to come!
HandiCap sur le Monde will detail you very soon all these meetings in the New Zealand project