NPC Rwanda Celebrates International Disability Day

02 Mar 2011 By IPC

Supported by UNICEF through Right to Play/Rwanda the National Paralympic Committee of Rwanda celebrated the International Disability Day in primary schools, and Special Centers for children with a disability.

Every year NPC Rwanda celebrates this day by organizing sports activities and participating in other activities organized by various disability organizations. This year NPC Rwanda chose three sports which could be practiced by the children on that day including Boccia, Goalball and Sitting Volleyball.

The celebration took place at Amahoro National Stadium in Remera, with more than 120 children from 8 primary schools and 6 special centers participating.

The day was concluded by the guest of honour Honorable RWAKA Pierre Claver the representative of all people with a disability in the parliament of Rwanda.

NPC Rwanda will continue organizing this event in the future and aims to increase the number of participants. In addition to this, NPC Rwanda has a is co-operating with the Ministry of Education to see how sport for children with a disability can be developed and to start organizing inter classes and schools competitions.