Sudan Evangelical Mission (SEM)

Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Program for persons with disabilities

SEM Community Based Rehabilitation program for persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the Republic of South Sudan aims at improving lives of People with disabilities in the communities.

SEM is a Christian-based indigenous Non- Governmental organization (NGO) working with communities in surrounding areas of the Republic of South Sudan. It was founded in 1998 with the objective of responding to the increased suffering of marginalized and disadvantaged members of the communities; majority of whom comprised of PWDs living in the Republic of South Sudan.

What SEM does for persons with disabilities?

SEM is rehabilitating persons with disabilities in the communities using community based Rehabilitation (CBR) strategy to reach the majority of the persons with disabilities in the communities.

Whom does SEM serve?

SEM provides services for men, women, girls and boys with visually impaired, physically, Hearing, Intellectually and multiple impairments.

Where does SEM work?

SEM currently working with persons with disabilities in Mundri west, Mundri East counties of Western Equatoria state and Wau county of Western Bahr El Ghazal state in the Republic of South Sudan.

Who does SEM involved?

SEM is involving persons with disabilities, parents of persons with disabilities, Association of parents of persons with disabilities, Disable peoples Organizations and Government officials.

Key services

  • Identification/Detection of persons with disabilities
  • Rehabilitation of persons with disabilities
  • Training of persons with disabilities
  • Education
  • Referral services


  • SEM finds people with disabilities in the communities
  • Identify their problems in the communities, at schools and Religious Institutions, etc
  • Refer to where assistance is available


  • SEM assesses the needs of persons with physically, visually, hearing, intellectually and multiple impairments in the communities.
  • Teach the parents, their family members and the community to do exercises with the PWDs at home and at resource centre.
  • Provide rehabilitation services according to their needs.
  • Awareness building on disability issues and advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities.
  • Counseling and home teachings on daily livings skills.


  • Training PWDs in sign language, Braille and their parents on how to support with their persons with impairment.
  • Training teachers on inclusive education
  • Training visually impaired persons on mobility, orientation and daily living skills.


Improving disability friendly learning environment in Primary schools.

Integrate and place children with impairment into mainstream primary schools.


Refer persons/children with impairment to rehabilitation and health facilities for further management.

Contact: SEM

P.O. Box 367 Juba, South Sudan



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