From Monday 7th December to Wednesday 9th December 2020, The national Union of Disability Organizations in Rwanda NUDOR is training persons with disability representatives and persons with disability themselves from different Sectors of the District of Ngoma in Eastern Province of Rwanda, on Human rights and the rights of persons with disabilities. It is under the project of “Promotion of Anti-Discrimination practices for persons with disabilities in Rwanda”.
After opening this training, Mr. HAKUZWIMANA Gedéon, the Director of social protection department in the District of Ngoma who represents the District welcomed NUDOR and appreciated hard and good work they are doing in the District to help persons with disabilities know and fight for their rights. He said that persons with disabilities must be respected at the same level with other people in the community. Therefore, he thanked NUDOR for the part they are taking in educating persons with disabilities in Ngoma district about their rights and development and the way to remove some of their barriers to development.
He said” today we have NUDOR as a partner that work together with the District to help persons with disabilities reach another level regardless their different categories of disability. We thank NUDOR as one of the partners that support us in different ways, specifically to remove barriers for persons with disabilities and supporting other people in need to get Prostheses in our District”. He added that this support adds value to persons with disabilities in the community. He added that the District of Ngoma Appreciated the support they received from NUDOR at the celebration of the international Day of Persons with disabilities that take place on 3rd every year.
apart from the capacity building for persons with disability, NUDOR under this project of Anti discrimination Practices also talks to persons with disabilities on their barriers, problems and wishes to be discussed later with local leaders and at the end to be discussed on the National level in order to get results and commitment from Government institutions and Partners. The Training in Ngoma District was attended by around thirty persons with disabilities ready to share the acquired knowledge with others in their communities.