Disability is not inability

Building on Rwanda’s culture of solidarity on social transformation, First People’s Disability Organization (FPDO) held the first meeting in Gasabo district -Gisozi sector, on November 25, 2018 for setting the rules and electing committee members to enhance activities of organization.


Photo : Elected committee of FPDO

Creating organization based on socio-economic rights of people with disability, the participants agreed to create Non-government organization that called First People Disability Organization (FPDO) on November 25,2018 for strengthening the capacity of people with disability.

The participants who attended this first meeting of FPDO agreed to contribute 400 Rwandan francs each person per month for building capacity themselves. however, they mention difficulties in finding investment that can help them to boost their development and also lack of prosthetic and orthotic.

UWAJENEZA Delphine, deputy director of AIMPO (African Initiative for Mankind Progress Organization) appreciated the participants for their contribution in the meeting sharing strong ideas, interaction and attention.
The organization of FPDO is composed by the founding members, the adhering members and the honorary members.

Disability is now understood to be a human rights issue. People are disabled by society, not just by their bodies. These barriers can be overcome, if governments, non-governmental organizations, professionals, people with disabilities, neighbors and their families work together.

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