Fidanjik Rehabilitation Centre celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
"On this International Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to work together for a better world that is inclusive, equitable and sustainable for everyone, where the rights of people with disabilities are fully realized." — António Guterres, UN Secretary-General
On Monday, december the third, the International day of people with disabilities was celebrated at “Atlantida” restaurant in Comrat. This event was organized by Fidenjik rehabilitation center and Miras Moldova, and Chisinau’s Rotary Club provided us their financial support. Let us return together to this eventful day !
First, let me tell you a bit more about this day: The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
This day is about raising public awareness, mostly among youngsters, and advocating for change. Every year has a different subject, this year the selected theme was “empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.
Here are some facts about people with disabilities, so you will realize how important this day is. In many parts of the world, non-handicapped people are living with people with disabilities, however, they don’t really know each other and they do not share much with each other.
7 billion: world’s population 1 out of 7 persons, more than one billion persons in the world, is suffering from a disability. More than 100 millions among people with disabilities are children. 80% of the people with disabilities are living in a developing country. 50% of the people with disabilities cannot afford healthcare.
But let's be more local, here is how we decided to celebrate this event in Comrat: the beneficiaries of the Fidenjik Rehabilitation Centre, helped by the dedicated social workers and pedagogues, prepared several songs and dances. We invited the families, the institutions carrying out support like the town hall, inclusive of the department, social department, youth and sports department, and NGOs, so everybody would meet each other. Many speeches were made, just to thank each other for the work being carried out with the kids, and also to express again the need to integrate and to give a decent future to our beneficiaries. There is still minds to evolve all over the world, many kids with disabilities can still not benefit from a proper and adapted education. Having an access to education is still a statement in the declaration of human rights.
The kids were very proud to show what they prepared and the atmosphere was very warm and joyful, this event was mainly about celebration. We wanted to show all the partners that despite having a mental or physical disabilities, one can express themselves in an artistic way, and show their abilities to their environment!
To conclude the day, everybody had a great lunch at Atlantida after these emotional times. We would like to thank again the Rotary Club in Chisinau, who provided us a financial support and thereby made this event possible!
We would also like to remind you that we are still running a crowdfunding campaign, in order to acquire an adapted vehicle, to bring more beneficiaries to the Kirsovo rehabilitation center, for more info klick on the following link :