Nazir’s Story – Part 2

Nazir working at the workshop

Having someone who believes in and stands by us can make all the difference.

Part 1 of Nazir’s story talked about how he became unwell after leaving University to support his family.

After becoming unwell, Nazir needed support to become well enough to work. CBM Australia, with Aceh Project partner PASKA, was able to help. PASKA is a partner organisation of CBM, and works with people with psychosocial disability* to achieve their livelihood goals.

But what was CBM Australia’s role in working with Nazir?

Community Based Inclusive Development (CBID)

Our CBID approach works to remove the barriers that limit people with disabilities from:

  • Participating in society, and
  • Enjoying the same human rights as everyone else.

The kinds of opportunities CBID offers people include:

  • Working with them to get involved with community groups
  • Supporting them to participate in social activities, and
  • Supporting communities to understand the rights, abilities and potential of people with disabilities.

When a community organiser from PASKA met Nazir, they saw he had low confidence and needed support. But they weren’t quite sure what he needed.

This is why supporting Nazir in the beginning involved regular visits to his home. Nazir and his mother both appreciated that the community organiser took the time to build a relationship with him and his family.

‘I was very happy when the community organiser came because they never asked for anything, also because my mother was very supportive too’, Nazir said.

Disability awareness training for local business owners

In the meantime, project staff were providing disability awareness training to local business owners. From this, Taufik, a local business owner, said he wanted to train Nazir.

Over time, the PASKA community organiser encouraged Nazir to start an internship with Taufik. Here, Nazir would learn to paint steel, cut rods and weld in a workshop.

At the start of his internship, Nazir felt very anxious. But Taufik was very supportive, and over time, Nazir successfully developed many useful skills in the workshop.

Dreams evolve from passion, circumstance and supportive friends.

Part 3, the final part of Nazir’s story, talks about his hopes and dreams for the future.

Learn more about CBM Australia’s work with people with psychosocial disability.

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and loyal CBM Australia supporters.

* ‘Psychosocial disabilities’ refer to people who have received a mental health diagnosis, and who have experienced negative social factors including stigma, discrimination and exclusion. People living with psychosocial disabilities include ex-users, current users of the mental health care services, as well as persons that identify themselves as survivors of these services or with the psychosocial disability itself. Source: World Health Organisation