Gisagara to train People with Disabilities on their rights
People with disabilities in Gisagara district were again reminded that they are not incompetent and are capable of doing almost everything.
This was a reminder given to the people with disabilities on Tuesday the 27th.August 2013 during their training on their rights as their responsibilities.
While officially opening this training, the mayor of Gisagara district Léandre Karekezi appreciated the role people with disabilities are playing in the development of the district. He reminded them to keep sensitizing other people who were not in the training of their rights and responsibilities to develop the nation.
“You must be well aware that everyone is capable of working and being self-reliant” the mayor reminded the people with disabilities. “For such to be possible, each one of you must go back home with strategies to work. If you take a meal, work for at least 4 hours to replace the meal you took.”
For Thomas Nteziryayo a person with disabilities says people with disabilities no longer there are nuisances to the society but they understand their role in the development of the country.
“Before, people with disabilities lived in loneliness and were stigmatized and they accepted the situation as normal. But now, it is a different era, we are taught to work even those with no legs sit and trade and we work as a team through associations and cooperatives” says Nteziryayo.
People living with disabilities are expected to undergo training about the rights that protect them in general, the responsibilities of representatives of the people with disabilities in sectors, good governance, management and operations of cooperatives.