The vice mayor for social affairs in Burera district has urged parents to take good care of their children and give special attention to those with disabilities and love them love them.
This was said by Florence Uwambajemariya On the Monday the 11th.June.2012 in Burera district during the opening of African child week.
“Parents should help and support all children especially those with disabilities and take them as normal children because they have same rights as others like education, medical and others.” she said.
In this function that was held in Kinoni sector in Burera district, it was found out that some parents hide their disabled children and abuse their rights.
Uwambajemariya explained that people were created in the image of God and they are the most knowledgeable of all creatures and that’s why they should use their knowledge in helping others who need help and support each other.
She asked children to be well disciplined and have dignity and Rwandan values in their families and pay attention at school so as to pass. They should help each other and especially those with disabilities.
People with disabilities on any part of their body are capable of using other body parts and develop themselves and the worst disability is mental.
The African child week was started on the 11th.June.2012 and will end on the 16th.June.2012 during the actual celebrations of African child’s day. The day’s theme will be “let’s protect, respect and promote disabled children’s rights and stop children labour.”
African child day was put there by the African Union in 1990 in a way of protecting children’s rights that were being abu8sed everywhere in Africa.