In Tanzania and elsewhere around the globe, people with disabilities are viewed as worthy of pity, dependent and as such not an integral part of the community they live. This notion is contrary to basic human rights. The constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania firmly states that all human beings are equal and are entitled to equal rights irrespective of colour tribe, gender and religion. The United Nations Resolution No. 27 (a) (iii) of 20 December 1948 states that all human beings are born free with equal rights and dignity. Children with disabilities noted amongst the groups with the most risks in the communities in terms of accessing services and attitude view.
Our strategic focus area aims to create best living environment to children with disabilities. This includes access to quality education, health services and setting them free from any form of violence. Indeed to eradicate poverty in the households whose children are living with disabilities is amongst the measures to sustain them for access to quality services.
The CEDC's aim in this endeavour is to change the widespread prejudice and negative attitude towards disability. Moreover to uproot the notion that the birth of the child with disability is associated with superstitions or some misfortune will involve different stakeholders.
The approaches here include:
Currently CEDC works with different implementing projects to support the wellbeing of the children with disabilities. We hereby invite any interested development stakeholder's inside and outside the nation to support us for their sustainable wellness.