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YES offers a range of workshops and activities which help provide holistic support, with focus on professional and leadership development and training for our youth with disabilities.

Working in a co-creative space, all our projects are co-created and co-delivered with youth with disabilities, which help keep YES services and support relevant and accessible to the needs of the disability community. Check out our latest news and workshops below…YES

Inclusive Faith Project: Join the Conversation!

The Inclusive Faith Project:

Full Participation means everyone is included. 


•What if everyone was included in their chosen faith community? 

•What would that mean for the disabled person?

•What would that mean for the faith community?


It’s not just about the temple, mosque, church, synagogue or gurdwara facility being accessible. That’s a bare minimum. We’re talking about full participation of disabled persons in the life and practice of their faith communities for mutual blessings for all.

 

Empathy, respect, social cohesion and justice are worth the effort. 

 

To this end, regional gatherings are planned to bring disabled people into conversation with faith influencers & leaders so obstacles can be identified and overcome. 

Practical outcomes of this initiative will include resources for further engagement wherever a disabled person of faith lives. The resources will enable conversations toward understanding and positive change. The process itself will enrich participants’ understanding of disability issues and interfaith relationships. 

The NZ Human Rights Commission, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective, Yes Disability, Office of Disability Issues and others are partnering nationally and locally in this multisector multifaith initiative, with initial meetings in Waikato, Wellington, Palmerston North, and reaching the South Island in August 2022. 


  Please email IFProject@yesdisability.org.nz  for more info and opportunities to participate.

Registrations are now open! Please register via our Events page or complete the below enquiry form.

 

 

 

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