The Partners in Health Project donated 27 wheelchairs to children with disabilities in Burera district.
The Wheel Chairs were given to children with disabilities between 5 and 15 years on Thursday December 12th 2013.
Children with disabilities sitting on the donated wheelchairs which also serve as tables
The Children were in two different disability category, those with physical disabilities and those with mental illnesses.
According to partners in Health, in 2012 The project gave out wheel chairs to adults it was time to attend the needs of children.
“This is the first phase to ease their movement but we will offer them medical support and social welfare according to what is needed most,” said Solomon Makuza the Director for development and social welfare for vulnerable people in Partners In Health ‘Inshuti Mu Buzima project in Burera district.
Parents of the 27 children with disabilities selected from the District’s 17 sectors were grateful for the offer given to their children, saying it will help them move out of their homes, play with other children and to go to school without being carried on the back.