Accessing disability benefits
Partnering with the Senegalese Federation of Associations of People with Disabilities, SPARK will work towards mainstreaming a multi-sectoral approach to disability benefits that encompasses everything from free transportation and healthcare to sanitation and education. SPARK’s goal in Senegal is for people with disabilities to share a common agenda with non-disability organizations to elevate and propel the conversation on challenges faced by people with disabilities.
With a coordinated effort between SPARK, the National Assembly and other actors, production of the EOCs resumed at the end of 2019. We will continue to mobilize the collective agency of groups to ensure production of the EOCs continues and advocate for a more effective access to health services.
Accessing public sanitation
Operating in informal settlements, SPARK seeks to improve vulnerable families’ access to and funds for public sanitation facilities. Additionally, we want to ensure that the 50 schools being built in the districts where we work are disability inclusive and that the community and municipality are involved in their management to ensure sustainability.
In close collaboration with sanitation stakeholders, Urbasen will work to influence demand generation and ensure municipalities include a budget line to support vulnerable households. Urbasen will also work with IBP to generate information and monitor service delivery using social audits.