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Support People with Down Syndrome in Rwanda

by Down Syndrome International
Support People with Down Syndrome in Rwanda

Summary

This project will support the important work of the Rwanda Down Syndrome Organisation (RDSO), which advocates for the rights of people with Down syndrome in Rwanda.

$5,000
total goal
$4,892
remaining
4
donors
2
monthly donors
22
days

Challenge

People with Down syndrome in Rwanda face multiple challenges and restrictions of their rights. Stigma and discrimination are very common, with some people hidden away by their families. Early development services are either non-existent or very limited, and they are rejected from almost all mainstream schools. Some are denied essential medical treatment due to having Down syndrome.

Solution

This project will support the Rwanda Down Syndrome Organisation (RDSO) to support and advocate for people with Down syndrome and their families. This includes: providing support for parents via drop-in sessions and support groups; advocating for children with Down syndrome to be included in mainstream schools; supporting people with Down syndrome to access essential services; raising awareness and challenging stigma around Down syndrome.

Long-Term Impact

By supporting families and people with Down syndrome and advocating for access to key services including education and healthcare, this project will have an enormous positive impact on the lives of people with Down syndrome in Rwanda. Having these rights fulfilled will open up a huge range of opportunities in the long-term, enabling people with Down syndrome to be included in their communities and live healthy, fulfilled lives.

Resources

www.ds-int.org/​rwanda

Organization Information

Down Syndrome International

Location: Teddington - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @DSiupdate
Project Leader:
Nathan Rowe
Teddington, United Kingdom
$108 raised of $5,000 goal
 
4 donations
$4,892 to go
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