This week, the UCP Wheels Team is in Nashville, Tennessee at the 31st Annual International Seating Symposium (ISS) working with global partners to pilot a new Training-of-Trainers program for wheelchair professionals. UCP Wheels is facilitating this effort and working in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the University of Pittsburgh.
Eight experts from around the world will become the first round of international trainers to have the ability to provide current trainers with the skills needed to become senior trainers. These senior trainers will then be able to facilitate the World Health Organization (WHO) Wheelchair Service Training Package – Basic and/or Intermediate level trainings for wheelchair service providers in their respective countries. The goal of this effort is to build this training program to become the new international standard for all wheelchair service professionals working with people with disabilities.
The Training-of-Trainers program is another way in which UCP Wheels continues its focus on helping to provide opportunities for people with disabilities around the world by building the capacities of global partners, strengthening systems to increase access to mobility, and empowering all parties to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities.
For more information about this project, you can contact UCP Wheels for Humanity via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.