Ifakara disabled trained on 2006 UN Convention to know their rights

People with disability in the country have been urged to learn from clauses stipulated in the 2006 UN Convention for People with Disability and hence participate in all development processes that are in line with their limits of capabilities.

Speaking at a two-day training workshop on the 2006 UN Convention held at Ifakara township in Kilombero in mid April, chair of Tanzania League of the Blind (TLB) Greyson Mlanga said it is high time people with disability participated in development processes - so as to rid the community with a stereotype that the former are mere beggars.

Mlanga said cooperation amongst people with disability associations is the only way to make a breakthrough in life. He also emphasized on the attainment of correct records of people with disability so as to help their course and development.

In the training that brought together various stakeholders – including district council members, coordinators and representatives of people with disability associations, Mlanga took the opportunity to explain on the importance of helping the entire community to understand and respect the rights of people with disability in accordance to the UN convention.

The training was organised by TLB in Kilombero and has impacted stakeholders from Ifakara, Kibaoni, Kiberege and Kisawasawa wards through funds from the Foundation for Civil Society (FCS).

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