Motivation Australia’s six week wheelchair and walking aid training course is in its final week; the Level 2 Service Provision training course has focused on the knowledge and skills required to provide basic level wheelchairs and walking aids for adults with a mobility disability. 16 trainees from the two major Samoan islands have been working together during the training. Together they have already provided more than 30 people with an appropriate wheelchair or walking aid during practical sessions.
The training has formed part of the preparations for setting up Samoa’s first dedicated Mobility Device Service (MDS).
The new MDS staff members have been joined on the training course by personnel from community organisations Senese, Loto Taumafai and Special Olympics Samoa.
The signs are looking positive that the MDS will move from strength to strength heading into 2015 – we look forward to sharing our progress with you!
Level 2 Service Provision trainees – with trainers Ray Mines (2nd row, 2nd from left), Lauren Flaherty (2nd row, far right) and one of the three volunteer trainers Julian Silveri (2nd row, far left).