Parents and residents in Ngororero District have been advised to put forward their children who live with disabilities so that they access rights like other ordinary children.
According to Maderena Nirere; Head of National human rights commission people should not isolate the disabled children but they should rather bring them out so that their rights are exercised.
Nirere says disabled children have rights like other Rwandans and therefore should enjoy their rights with ease.
It’s in this regard that different administrative levels have come up to advocate for the disabled children so that negative attitude is changed among Rwandans, Nirere says.
“We ask parents of the disabled children to change their mindset and let the children enjoy their rights.”
Jolie Germaine Mugeni, vice mayor for social affairs in Ruhango district highlights that sensitizing residents on disabled rights’ is aimed at informing the public that the disabled are entitled to all opportunities like normal people.
Mugeni explained that the district administration tries its best so that the disabled feel normal and loved in Rwandan society.