Rwanda : Church raises funds for disabled children
The funds were raised during a 50- days campaign organised by the Gatsata ADEPR church choir. The funds will be distributed to five centers for disabled children, through the ‘Fasha Gatagara’ organisation- that supports disabled children.
According to Desire Minani the Adepr church choir leader, the funds will be used to reach out over 1200 vulnerable children with various disabilities- such as mental sickness blindness and handicapped. The money will be handed over to parents who have children in the benefiting centers.
The director of Gatagara center for the disabled, brother Charles Nkubiri, said that the center has largely depended on such collection from the rwandan community besides the donor funds, and he stated that this was a sign that Rwandans are committed to supporting the disabled within their means.
The initiative of reaching out for the disabled children in Rwanda was initially founded by a beligian religious brother-Joseph Fraipont Ndagijimana, of theorder of Brothers of Charity, in the 1960, in Nyanza district, in the southern province of Rwanda.