I will be attending a one-day Independent Living Seminar tomorrow at the Institut Latihan Majilis Kebajikan dan Pembangunan Masyarakat Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bandar Baru Sentul. This seminar is organised by the Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat Malaysia together with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It will be conducted by two resource persons from Japan. The following is the blurb from the invitation:
This is an introductory seminar on IL. The objective of this seminar is to introduce the basic philosophy and practices of IL to people who are working on disability issues in Malaysia.
From Sunday to Wednesday, I will also be participating the live-in workshop on Independent Living at the same venue conducted by the same two resource persons. I look forward to learning as much as I can regarding these matters and hopefully be able to use this knowledge to contribute meaningfully to the betterment of the disabled community here in Malaysia.