Rwanda Wheelchairs for Kids

Rotary Albert Park is fundraising to provide custom-built wheelchairs for children with severe disabilities in Kigali, Rwanda.

What are we raising funds for?

This fundraiser is to contribute to the cost of freight to ship 166  custom-made wheelchairs which have been donated by Wheelchairs for Kids  for Heroes Day Care Centre in Rwanda.

We are hoping to raise enough to purchase 166 wheelchairs, with the project being managed by the Rotary Club of Scarborough in WA.

Over 200 volunteers will make the chairs, along with blankets and toys that will be provided to the children as part of the project.

All funds will be provided directly to Wheelchairs for Kids who are managing this project.

About Heroes Day Care Centre

Heroes Day Care Centre for children with Disabilities was founded by the APEH association as a place where children are given the opportunity to develop their full potential in various domains:
physical, social, communication, cognitive, self-help skills and independence.

APEH stands for “Association des Parents et Amis des Enfants vivant avec le Handicap Sévere” is a parents association which envisions an inclusive environment where children with disability enjoy the same right as other children to develop their full potential and to participate in the socioeconomic development of the Rwandan society.

APEH was created in the beginning of the year 2014 by Parents of children with disabilities and physiotherapists and other health practitioners who in their respective daily businesses meet and help these children.

APEH was fully registered as a local NGO within Rwanda governance Board, two years later with the N0 56/RGB/NGO/2016.

At the Heroes Day Care Centre we want the children to feel happy the way they are, in an atmosphere that is challenging, encouraging, safe, clean, healthy and adaptive to each student's individual needs.

We teach the students in all areas of life to empower them and help them to develop self-esteem.

In Heroes Day Care Centre education is organized in a way that children practice their physical abilities as well as their cognitive skills in a natural way. While the physiotherapist assists in developing new skills the student moves around the classroom crawling, walking and running to reinforce language learning and activities of mathematics.

The teaching assistant assures students use assistive devices such as a standing frame, braces and orthotic splints. This intensive management of the students’ individual needs accounts for the ratio of 1 teacher to 3 to 4 students.

Want more information?

If you'd like more details, would like to review the original proposal or MOU, please contact Matthew from the Rotary Club of Albert Park.
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    • $300 
    • 11 mos
  • Susie Cole 
    • $25 
    • 14 mos
  • Sandy Hunter 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Vicki & Stan Teschke 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
  • Jama Farah 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
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Matthew Proctor 
Melbourne VIC