Who we are

Enablement is specialised in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Disability Inclusive Development (DID). Capacity development, research and innovation are at the heart of our work. We are a company that runs on a not-for-profit basis.
Rather than measuring our success by financial profits, we prefer to measure the social impact of our actions for persons with disabilities in predominantly lower and middle-income countries. We permanently try to bridge the gap between academic and government bodies and grassroots practitioners.

With social impact, we envision empowered persons with disabilities, who participate in society, are accepted by others, and have access to services that improve their quality of life. We don’t take the existence of inclusive policies and legislations for granted, but realise these are of little or no use if they are not domesticated and enforced by civil society.

Our Team

Huib Cornielje

Huib is originally trained as a physiotherapist and gained his first international experience in South Africa.

This is where he learned about the importance of a Community Based Rehabilitation approach. Many years later, Huib is now an experienced trainer, researcher, evaluator and consultant in the CBR and DID field.

Huib leads Enablement and works part-time as the senior technical advisor on CBR and research at Liliane Foundation.

Angelique Kester

Senior Advisor
Angelique is an experienced occupational therapist with 20 years of experience of working in a pediatric rehabilitation centre, home-based learning programmes and daycare centres.

She works for Enablement in the field of community-based rehabilitation in low- and below middle-income countries: capacity building and research. Besides her job at Enablement, she works 3 days a week for the Liliane Foundation as advisor rehabilitation.

She also founded the Butterfly Basket Foundation in Vietnam and has been providing capacity building projects there for thirteen years.

Léa Guignard

Programme Development Officer
Léa began working with people with disabilities as a summer camp coordinator for adults with (mostly intellectual) disabilities and has spent the past five years doing so.

She has a background in family studies and pedagogical sciences and obtained her advanced masters in international development. During this time, she has been working as the junior project manager for the STEP project of the Liliane Foundation.

Léa is now working four days a week at Enablement as the project coordinator for the RehApp and is also responsible for contributing to capacity development projects and research.

Besides the core team of Enablement, we work with a number of associates. They form an international team of committed disability and rehabilitation professionals from various academic fields.

This multi-disciplinary team consists of well- experienced researchers, evaluators, specialists in organisational and institutional development, lobbyists and trainers. We work together with an extensive international network of universities and international governmental and non-governmental organisations, but also with grassroots organisations as well as a multitude of disabled people’s organisations, both local and national.


Enablement understands Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) as a strategy that aims to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities. This strategy involves working closely with persons with disabilities, their families, and stakeholders at the local, national and international level.

Track Record


  • (We Are Able) Advocacy training and action plan development: Burundi
  • CBR management training: Mozambique
  • CBR training: Bangladesh
  • Workshop on “Access to information in the community” for Wilde Ganzendag: Amersfoort
  • CBR introduction training: Rwanda
  • RehApp orientation online training for Karuna Nepal and Karuna Netherlands
  • RehApp orientation online training for Norfil Philippines and the Liliane Foundation
  • Upcoming (November-December 2022): “Activities of daily life and sensory processing” for health providers: Vietnam
  • Upcoming (December 2022): Training of Trainers RehApp for health providers (to deliver to community doctors and technicians)
  • Upcoming (December): Webinar on Intersectionality and Disability for the We Are Able project teams and trainees in Burundi, DRC and Ethiopia
  • Upcoming (December): Webinar on Religious leaders and Advocacy for the We Are Able project teams and trainees in Burundi, DRC and Ethiopia
  • Upcoming (December 2022): Disability inclusion for TLM Netherlands in Apeldoorn

For our full track record from the last 6 years, click here!

Annual reports

Annual report 2017
Annual report 2017
Annual report 2016
Annual report 2016
Annual report 2015
Annual report 2015
Annual report 2014
Annual report 2014

Our Partners

We could not do the work without the support of our donors and partners.

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