Bon Doet 2023 – Sorobon
MiVaBo wanted to participate in Bon Doet 2023 again and in a very special way. With the help of Ingrid Havermans (with assistant), RORO and 10 volunteers from RCN, we were able to let 8 elderly people go into the water with special wheelchairs to experience once again how wonderful it is to be inContinue reading
Bestuurscollege Bonaire zet vaart achter mindervalidenbeleid
Gezaghebber: ‘Niets is zo normaal als verschillen van mensen’ De Bonairiaanse overheid gaat samen met belangenpartijen als MiVaBo een bewustwordingscampagne opzetten over mindervaliditeit. Dit vertelde Gedeputeerde Zorg Silvana Serfilia tijdens de MiVaBo-conferentie afgelopen donderdag. Daarnaast presenteerde zij nog een aantal nieuwe plannen. ,,Wij hebben besloten er harder aan te gaanContinue reading
MiVaBo ontmoet koning en koningin
MiVaBo is een van de vijf geselecteerde organisaties op het gebied van zorg die zich mogenpresenteren aan Koning Willem-Alexander en Koningin Máxima. Dat gebeurt op 16 november tijdens een informatiemarkt met verschillende ngo’s (niet gouvernementele organisaties) op het Wilhelminaplein. Stichting MiVaBo behartigt de belangen van mensen met een handicap opContinue reading
Lobby is activity number 1
MiVaBo wants a modern handicap policy on Bonaire. This means that there are all kinds of new provisions and rules that make it easier for people with disabilities to live their own daily lives. The island government, officials and managers of public and commercial institutions must ensure this. MiVaBo isContinue reading
Assessment accessibility is about a large municipality
Are you disabled? Motor or mental? And in the first case, are you visually or audibly disabled, or do you have serious allergies or abnormal body measurements? And were you mentally disabled, was it due to a mental handicap or do you have psychological problems, or perhaps a language orContinue reading
Who are we?
MiVaBo consists out of six board members and several advisors and supporters. All these people have a varied background. There is a doctor on board, a (former) physical education teacher, two businessmen, two social workers and a journalist. All are disabled themselves or have strong affinity with this subject.
What does MiVaBo do?
The 3 main goals of MiVaBo
1: Bonaire has a modern disability policy
MiVaBo wants to ensure that policy makers, politicians and commercial parties participate in a modern disability policy on Bonaire and a proper implementation. To achieve this MiVaBo performs an active lobby.
2: Bonaireans are aware of the problems of the disabled.
Abled and disabled Bonaireans know their rights and obligations in the field of disability. Who has a disability, can better defend themselves. Who does not have limitations take others into account. To achieve this, MiVaBo organise public relations actions.
3: Disabled Bonaireans know their surroundings and available support
Disabled people know which places on Bonaire are, or are not, accessible to them. They also know what help is available and know how to find it. They know that this information can be found on the MiVaBo website.
All activities of MiVaBo result from these 3 goals. To achieve these goals, we work together with governments, politicians, retailers, tourism companies and social organizations in Bonaire, Curaçao, the Netherlands and the US.
How can you support MiVaBo doing its job?
Happiness can not be expressed in money. But when MiVaBo gets the job done to make the life of a disabled person more comfortable we guarantee that this person becomes a happier person. What should have been the costs, the help of MivaBo?
Where can I go and where not?
Of this beautiful island, MiVaBo compiles a list of accessible and inaccessible buildings, streets and other places such as diving sites.
This list will be managed interactively by both MiVaBo and the owners and/or managers of these establishments and places. At this moment we can therefore only be of service if you email us personally.