Deep-rooted stigma means that in Rwanda parents often don’t know how to communicate with their disabled child. Your support helps to bring together the most vulnerable families who have trouble accepting their child’s disability due to traditional attitudes! Watch Keza describe her experience:
Our survey showed that a majority of parents thought their children with disabilities could never learn, while others didn’t think they needed to learn as they would never be able to use their knowledge. Due to this stigma, many parents don’t know how to communicate with their disabled child.
With your support, we’ve set out to change attitudes and give parents the tools they need to properly support and care for their children. Our 3-day ‘Communication Camps’ bring families of children with disabilities together. They tackle deep-rooted traditional attitudes and teach parents how to care for and play with their children.
Keza’s relationship with her child has been transformed
“Before attending the training 5 years ago, I didn’t know about my child’s rights and how to treat him well like other children or allow him to play with others. I learned so much at the camp, including how to treat my child, his food nutrition and how to build a relationship with him.
He has gained confidence within the family. We take him everywhere and no longer hide him inside because he deserves the same rights as the other children.
Our relationship within the family has also improved, he joins us for every family activity, and he knows his rights as a child with a vision.”
Can you help families like Keza’s?
£18 could buy learning materials for two children with disabilities. Will you please give £18 today?