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Partnering with UWEZO Youth Empowerment, VSO International is working with professional volunteers to help facilitate growth in education and assisting youth with disabilities.

"From the history of Persons with disabilities in Rwanda, there has not been any initiative aimed at advocating and raise awareness on the rights of youth with disabilities, in order to enable them live a life of a success and accomplishment.

Children and youth with disabilities are still abandoned by their families and they end up begging on streets, taxi parks, market places and other public areas hence loosing [sic] their self esteem.

Estimates suggest that there are between 180 to 220 million youth with disabilities worldwide and nearly 80% of them live in developing countries including Rwanda."

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