Disability is a generic term that includes a deficiency, a limitation of activity or a restriction of involvement. Disability is the disadvantages that results from differences between what the society expects from a person and what that person is able to perform considering his or her deficiency.Worldwide disability prevalence increases as war, conflict and poverty increase, however the need of children with disabilities in developing countries is not well recognized.
The findings indicate that in Rwanda there is a negative attitude among parents and the community toward children with disabilities, many parents reported that having a child with disabilities is a burden and shame in the families.
I am able foundation strives to decrease the number of problems facing children and young people who live with disabilities in developing countries by improving existing health systems and empowering communities and vulnerable groups within these communities, such children with disabilities, families which have children with disabilities to develop their capacity to claim their rights in the society. Besides I am able foundation works to improve the quality of life of children with a disability and their family.