vanuatu-disabledLife is about to become a little bit easier for people living with a disability in Vanuatu following the official opening of the Australian-funded Vanuatu Society for People with Disability (VSPD) headquarters on Rue Colardeau.

Opened on 21 July by the Australian High Commissioner, Jenny Da Rin, the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ralph Regenvanu and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Office and the Chairman of the Pam Recovery Committee Johnny Koanapo, the VSPD will be equipped to better support people living with disabilities.

The building, funded through the Australia Vanuatu Tropical Cyclone Pam Recovery Program, has been built fit-for-purpose with disability ramps, wheelchair accessible doors and toilets and lever style door handles. The project was completed by local contractors Loli Construction and BI Consulting.

“Australia has been a long-term supporter of the VSPD by helping to ensure people living with disabilities in Vanuatu are included in the development of the country.

“I am proud that Australia is playing a role in supporting the VSPD to provide support and advocacy services for people living with disabilities,” said Jenny Da Rin. READ MORE