International Cooperation at Work! DSWD Undersecretary and NCDA’s OIC/ED Alicia R. Bala , Global Cancer Ambassador and New Vois Association of the Philippines President Emer Rojas and wife Volet cheer the first ride of new and lucky power wheelchair owner Carla dela Cruz, another highlight of the December 2, 2011 “Asia Pacific’s Walk for the Rights of PWDs”. Carla, an AFS-YES scholar and a cum laude graduate of Trinity University of Asia, BS Education major in SPED, looks forward to using her power cruiser in her future teaching career.
Other Korean team members who joined the ‘Walk’ aside from Dr. Lee and Mr. Choi were Prof. Yong-gil Jo of Gosin University Dept. of Welfare and Rehabilitation, Mr. Jin Woo Lee, Branch Chair, Association of Disabled People’s Rights Support, Bright Tomorrow Director Kyung Ja Lee and Good Job Center for Independent Living Assistant Kwanghee Choi.
The Korean delegates took the opportunity to join the “2nd Asia Pacific CBR Congress” hosted by the country last November 29-30, 2011, and urged NCDA to facilitate their exchange on rights issues on a regular basis, with their local counterpart people’s organizations and partners.