General Information of Leaders' Course in 2004

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Information on Group Training Course in Leaders’ of Persons with Disabilities JFY 2004

Course No. : J-04-00430 September 28, 2004—November 20, 2004 The Government of Japan

Japan International Cooperation Agency

The Japanese Government extends official development assistance (ODA) to developing countriesto support self-help efforts that will lead to economic progress and a better life for the citizens ofthose countries.

Since its foundation in 1974, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has implementedJapan’s technical cooperation under the ODA programme.

Currently, JICA conducts such activities as training, dispatch of experts, provision of equipment, project-type technical cooperation, development study, dispatch of cooperation volunteers (JOCV),survey and administration of capital grant aid programmes.

The training programme for overseas participants is one of JICA’s fundamental technical cooperation activities for developing countries. Participants come from overseas in order to obtainknowledge and technology in a wide variety of fields.

objectives of the JICA training programme are: 1. to contribute to the development of human resources who will promote the advancement ofdeveloping countries, and 2. to contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding and friendship.

Course Title (No.) Leaders of Persons with Disabilities (J-04-00430)
Duration September 28, 2004—November 20, 2004
Deadline for Application July 28, 2004

for acceptance of the JICA office (or the Embassy of Japan)

Number of Participants 10
Language English
Target Group Persons with disabilities who are leaders of governmental or non-governmental organizations/groups of persons with disabilities with more than three (3) years of experience in the relevant field.
Course Objectives

Project purpose:

To provide opportunities to gain more knowledge on disability issues to leaders with disabilities who are expected to empower persons with disabilities in participating countries after the training


  1. To understand the current situations and social services in Japan for the persons with disabilities, and be able to explain points that can be applied in the participating countries
  2. To grasp the needs of persons with different disabilities through the cross-disability understanding
  3. To devise a feasible action plan to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities
Training Institution Japanese Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities (JSRPD)

Address :1-22-1,Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0052, Japan TEL : 81-3-5273-0601 FAX : 81-3-5273-1523

(81 : country code for Japan, 3 : area code)

JSRPD was founded to promote activities of persons with disabilities in every way possible both inside and outside Japan. Through international exchange, it strives to strengthen all relationships devoted to the promotion of rehabilitation of persons with disabilities. JSRPD organizes the Planning Committee of this training course which consists of workshop managers, a staff of the Center for Independent Living, a peer counselor, and scholars. (Most of them are PWD themselves.)

Accommodations Tokyo International Center (JICA TOKYO)

Address : 2-49-5, Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0066, Japan TEL : 81-3-3485-7051 FAX : 81-3-3485-7904

(81 : country code for Japan, 3: area code)

If no room is available at JICA TOKYO, JICA will arrange accommodations for participants at other appropriate places.

Allowances & Expenses The Government of Japan provides the following allowances and covers the following expenses through JICA in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
Details : Round-trip air ticket between an international airport designated by JICA and Japan, accommodation allowance, living allowance, outfit allowance, book allowance, shipping allowance, expenses for JICA study tours, free medical care for participants who become ill after arrival in JAPAN (costs related to preexisting illness, pregnancy and dental treatment are not included), etc.

index-4061125 Curriculum is subject to change.

The following major subjects will be covered in the course. (Please note that this is a provisional curriculum.)

(1)Mutual Understanding Among the Participants and the Relevant Japanese Personnel

Purpose: To establish a basis of mutual understanding among the participants and relevant Japanese personnel concerning the present status of persons with disabilities and services in the participants’ countries, as well as their respective specialized fields of activities.

(a) Personal Report / Country Report Presentation

* The Country Report submitted by every selected participant will be printed and distributed to all participants and persons relevant to the program
* The participants will be asked to make a 20-minute presentation based on their personal history and disability movement they are involved in.

(b) Leadership Skills Training through participatory methods (2) Welfare System for Persons with Disabilities and Their Life in Japan:

Purpose: To understand the current situation and challenges surrounding the persons with disabilities in Japan through studying the outline of welfare system for those with disabilities and through actual interaction with them.

(a) Present status of persons with disabilities (b) Social services provided for persons with disabilities (c) Education for persons with disabilities (d) Employment of persons with disabilities (e) Accessibility (3) Local Visit

Purpose: To observe and understand services for persons with disabilities outside of Tokyo and to expose the participants to the culture of local cities and towns in Japan.

(4) Individual Programme

Purpose: To broaden knowledge and create a better understanding of the movement of persons with disabilities through the programme arranged in accordance with each participant’s specialty.

– Center for independent living – Organization of/for persons with hearing impairment – Organization of/for persons with visual impairment – Organization of/for persons with physical disabilities (limb/trunk) – Rehabilitation centre – Sheltered workshop * Questionnaire (Annex 1) contains questions on your interest concerning the individual training institution during the programme, so please be sure to fill out the form. (5) Acquiring the Skills for Project Planning / Framing Purpose: To acquire the necessary skills for project planning in their own countries by making use of the knowledge obtained through the programme. – Introduction of Japanese Government’s assistance to meet the diverse needs of developing countries – Lecture on planning / framing method – Introduction of JICA Follow-up Cooperation for ex-participants (6) Sports Activities Purpose: To exchange ideas on the sports for persons with disabilities and to experience such sports (e.g. swimming, basketballs, etc.) * If you wish to swim, please bring a swimsuit and a swimming cap. (7) Wrap-up – Self-evaluation by each participant of their performance during the course period – Preparation and presentation of each participant’s project planning – Evaluation of the whole programme and closing ceremony index-4061125 Applicants should : (1) be nominated by their government in accordance with the procedures mentioned in IV-1 below, (2) be persons with disabilities who are leaders of governmental or non-governmetnal organizations/groups of persons with disabilities with more than three (3) years of experience in the relevant field, (3) in principle, be between twenty-five (25) and forty (40) years of age, (4) have a good command of spoken and written English (no interpreters, except English-Japanese interpreter and sign language interpreter, are available), (5) be in good health, both physically and mentally, to undergo the training,

* As the schedule of this course includes many observation trips that would be too demanding for pregnant women, pregnancy is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participation in this training course.

(6) not be serving in the military, and (7) not have participated in this training course in the past.


Participants are required ; (1) not to change course subjects or extend the course period, (2) not to bring any members of their family, (3) to return to their home countries at the end of their course according to the international travel schedule designated by JICA, (4) to refrain from engaging in political activities or any form of employment for profit or gain, and (5) to observe the rules and regulations of their place of accommodation and not to change accommodations designated by JICA. index-4061125

  1. Government desiring to nominate applicants for the course should fill in and forward one (1) original and three (3) copies of the Nomination Form (Form A2A3) for each applicant, to JICA office (or the Embassy of Japan) by July 28, 2004
  2. JICA office (or the Embassy of Japan) will inform the applying government whether or not the nominee’s application has been accepted no later than August 28, 2004
  3. Questionnaire (ANNEX 1) and Individual Report (ANNEX 2) are the requirements for application. Please submit both documents together with the Nomination Form (Form A2A3). Otherwise, the application will not be considered for selection.
  4. Those who are informed of acceptance to participate in the Course by JICA should prepare a Country Report (ANNEX 3) on the present status of their specialized fields in their respective countries and submit it to JICA upon their arrival in Japan.


  1. Pre-departure orientation will be held at JICA overseas offices (or the Embassy of Japan) to provide the selected candidates with details on travel to Japan, conditions of training, and other matters. Participants will see a video, Training in Japan, and receive a textbook and cassette tape, Simple Conversation in Japanese. A brochure, Guide to Training in Japan will be handed to each selected candidate before (or at the time of) the orientation.
  2. Participants who have successfully completed the course will be awarded a certificate by JICA.
  3. Participants will travel mainly by bus which has a lift for wheel chair.
  4. Things to bring: Training shoes, T-shirts and an outfit for cold weather.
  5. JICA TOKYO has three modified rooms for wheelchair users.
  6. Textbooks in Braille are available for participants with visual impairment.
  7. ASL interpreters are available for participants with hearing impairment.
  8. NOTE:

    After the training course, further assistance might be considered by JICA to facilitate the implementation of some selected Action Plans. Please be sure to report about the progress of the Action Plans elaborated in Japan to JICA 6 months after the training course.


All the applicants are required to fill in this form and detach it, and submit together with the Nomination Form to the JICA local office or the Embassy of Japan.

  1. Name:
  2. Nationality:
  3. Address:
  4. Date of Birth Age Sex: M / F
  5. Description of Impairment
a) Please clarify your impairment.

b) Cause of your impairment

( ) congenital   ( ) acquired
    ( ) at birth
    ( ) by disease(s)
    ( ) by accident(s)
    ( ) other cause(s) (Please specify)

c) Mark with ( 3 ) the corresponding type of your impairment.

(1) ( ) Visual

( ) totally blind

( ) partially blind

(2) ( ) Auditory
(3) ( ) Balance
(4) ( ) Voice

( ) Speech

( ) Mastication

(5) ( ) Amputation of upper

( ) both ( ) single

(6) ( ) Functions of upper limbs

( ) both ( ) single

(7) ( ) Amputation of lower limbs

( ) both ( ) single

(8) ( ) Functions of lower limbs

( ) both ( ) single

(9) ( ) Body trunk
(10) ( ) Upper limb functions impaired by cerebral palsy
(11) ( ) Moving functions impaired by cerebral palsy
(12) ( ) Heart Functions
(13) ( ) Kidney Functions limbs palsy
(14) ( ) Respiratory functions
(15) ( ) Functions of bladder, rectum, and small intestine
(16) ( ) Epilepsy
(17) ( ) Others (Please specify)

d) Parts and conditions of impairment: Please write outfits/supportive devices you use, if any (prosthetics, orthotics, a cane, hearing aids or other technical aids).

e-1) Do you use a wheelchair? ( )Yes ( ) No

– If yes, which type is it? ( ) Manual ( ) Electric

e-2) Are you going to bring your wheelchair to Japan? ( ) Yes ( ) No

– If yes, how wide is your wheelchair? ( ) cm

– If no, do you wish to borrow one in Japan? ( ) Yes ( ) No

f) Questions for applicants with visual impairment

– Do you read English Braille? ( ) Yes ( ) No

– Which grade do you read? ( ) Grade one ( ) Grade two

– How would you like to have resource materials (a textbook and program schedule) prepared?

( ) ink printed materials with ordinary size letters

( ) ink printed materials with large size letters

Please specify the size letters of your choice.

( ) Braille

( ) tape-recorded materials

( ) others

* If you usually obtain information through other than above-mentioned ways, for example, by using computers, please describe in detail.

** Please note that we might not be able to prepare materials in the way you requested due to the limitation of our equipment.

g) Questions for applicants with hearing impairment

– Do you understand American Sign Language (ASL)? ( ) Yes ( ) No

– How would you like to be assisted during lecture sessions?

( ) by an ASL interpreter

( ) others (Please specify)

h) Please give details with regard to any assistance or special facilities you need.

Accommodation Transportation:


i) Individual programme

During the course period, “Individual Programme” for a few days will be arranged based upon each participant’s needs (see II. CURRICULUM).

a) Describe your field of interest and specify the kinds/names of facilities, agencies, or organizations you are interested in visiting during the individual programme.

b) What would you like to study or experience at above mentioned places?


Applicants are required to complete this Individual Report (typewritten in English on A4 size paper, between 5 to 7 pages, not including the attached materials) and submit to the JICA local office or Embassy of Japan.

1.Name of applicant 2.Country 3.Name of your organization 4.Type of your organization a) Governmental b) Local Governmental/Public c) Non-governmental 5.Number of staff members 6.Financial status of your organization a) Independent b) Funded by: c) Subsidized by:

d) Others (Please specify.):

8.Attach herewith an organization chart. 9.Attach herewith a brochure or an annual report of your organization, if any. 10.Explain the project/activity in which you are engaged in your organization. a) Name of the project/activity b) Summary description of the project, its target, staff, and budget

c) Your tasks/roles in the project

11.What kind of knowledge/information do you expect to gain through this training course? index-4061125

Annex 3

Leaders of Persons with Disabilities (JFY 2004)

Country Report

Those who are informed of acceptance as participants in the Course by JICA are required to prepare a Country Report on the present status of persons with disabilities in their respective countries and submit it to JICA upon their arrival in Japan. The following items should be included in your Country Report. The Report should be typewritten on A4 size paper, between 5 to 10 pages.

The participants’ Country Reports will be printed and distributed to all the participants in the Course and persons relevant to the program. You will be asked to make a presentation from time to time based on some parts of your Country Report. It is advisable to prepare audiovisual aids, such as videotapes, slides, OHP sheets, pictures, maps, etc.

1.Name of participant 2.Country 3.Basic data on the country: Please indicate the year (and date, if possible) and the source of data. (1)Total population, and each population of male and female (2) Total land area: km2 (3) Population of persons with disabilities

a) Total number of persons with disabilities

b) Percentage of each type of disabilities (visual impairment, hearing impairment, limb/trunk impairment, intellectual disability, mental disorder, others)

4.Describe briefly overall government policies for persons with disabilities, e.g., major laws and regulations, social services, income maintenance, etc. (1) Attach herewith an organizational chart of the government and indicate which Ministry (or Division or Department or otherwise) administrates measures/systems/facilities regarding the welfare of persons with disabilities. (2) Attach herewith, if any, a brochure or annual report which explains the outline of the governmental measures regarding the welfare of persons with disabilities. 5.Describe systems/services for the promotion of employment of persons with disabilities, including those at sheltered workshops, community workshops, or other work places. 6.Explain governmental/non-governmental services as indicated below for persons with disabilities. Please refer to each type of disabilities: Physical disability, visual impairment, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, mental disorder or others. a) Education b) Employment / vocational rehabilitation c) Welfare / support services d) Income e) Accessibility f) CBR 7.Explain the movements initiated/operated by persons with disabilities, and the roles of leaders in such movements.

Correspondence For enquiries and further information, please contact the JICA office or the Embassy of Japan. Further, address correspondence to:

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Tokyo International Center (JICA TOKYO) TEL : 81-3-3485-7051 FAX : 81-3-3485-7904

Address : 49-5, Nishihara 2-chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0066, Japan

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