Pohnpei Consumer Organization launches new project to strengthen a National Coalition for Disability in FSM

DisabilityThe Pohnpei Consumer Organization (PCO) has received a grant from the Disability Rights Foundation to help strengthen the recently formed National Coalition of DPOs (Disabled Persons Organizations) in the FSM, including funding to start a new DPO in Chuuk State.  The funding will be used to increase the capacity of the four state DPOs to understand the recently ratified UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) and to help review and update the current FSM Policy on Disability.  Mr. Henry Phillip, President of PCO, signed an MOU with the Care Micronesia Foundation as the fiscal sponsor for the grant.  The project will be last for two years and will see the translation of CRPD materials into local languages so that there is greater awareness in the general public about what the FSM and states need to do now to address needs of persons with disability. You may contact Pohnpei Consumer Organization at 922-4510 or 925-9711 or may email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.