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National Paralympic Committee Rwanda

Participation in National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda’s programmes creates opportunities for disabled people, who otherwise suffer from high levels of exclusion and unemployment due to lack of education, stigmatisation and discrimination.

According to the UN, two-thirds of disabled people live below the poverty line. In Rwanda, where 300,000 of the 10 million residents are living with disability, poverty is both a cause and an effect of this.
This Programme aims to address the issue of stigma, isolation and discrimination amongst parents/caregivers of children and youth with impairment and the community at large. It also supports young people living with impairment to be socially and economically integrated into the community life through awareness campaigns and improving livelihoods through village saving and loan groups.