NCPD, NCC AND UNICEF PRESENT THE REPORT ON NATIONAL ASSESSMENT OF CENTRES CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN RWANDA
The presentation for the report of this assessement took place at Lemigo Hotel on 8th December 2016, in presence of holders of the centres taking care of Children with Disabilities in Rwanda. The purpose of the assessment was to review services delivered in centres of children with disabilities in Rwanda. Data were collected in for 49 of 59 centres institutions.The assessment noted that 15 residential centres, 20 mixed (residential mixed with some day users) and 14 care centres operate in the country giving a total of 49 centres. Most of children enrolled at the respecting rate. A number of children are also referred by local authories and health centre. The study reviewed 49 centres caring children and adults with Disabilities are belonging to private institutions like churches, parents association with the funds from government especially from National Commission for Children and MINEDUC. The centres are unable to take care of children with Disabilities because the need is still high. According to the funding, there are challenges for existing centres. Some proposals are done:
Ø Increase the mainstreaming from cell level. The parents said that the centre have the positive impact in the improvement for the lives of their children to education and healthcare. Even though there are the centres the government will take the mesures of the standards for the Children with Disabilities.
Ø Creating many Early Childhood Development.
Ø Encourage parents for children with Disabilities in taking part in the education of children with Disabilities.