CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) celebrated its 33rd anniversary of service in Pampanga and Central Luzon by hosting a one-day orientation on the basics of Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR).
CBR is a community development strategy that aims at enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities (PWDs) within their community. Seven hundred fifty participants came and 21 speakers headed by National Council of Disability Affairs officer-in-charge Mateo A. Lee, Jr. and Central Luzon Federation of Disability head Zubiaga Ann Zamora.
KDF Trustee Sylvia Ordonez said that the event aimed at better addressing needs of PWDs which their organization mainly caters to. She added that the attendance of KDF partners from government and partner organizations would ensure that better programs for PWDs will be instituted in the future.
KDF is an organization of Kapampangans who live outside of the region, yearning to do their share in its social and economic development. It boasts of a continuing prosthesis program that gives artificial legs, wheelchairs and medical-surgical missions to Pampanga amputees.
The KDF operates two medical centers: the KDF-JADMC (located in Bacolor, Pampanga) and the KDF-MVPMC (located in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga). Through these two medical centers, the KDF makes medical services for the disabled more accessible.
The foundation has recently expanded its programs to include free cataract, cleft palate and harelip surgeries to indigents.