Project supported by le Bien-Être des Albinos de Côte d’Ivoire
More than 450,000 people are estimated to be living with a disability (sensory, physical or intellectual) in Côte d’Ivoire. Some 10% of this group are young people aged 3 to 18. In 2015, only 10,000 of these young people were enrolled in the education system. Young people with albinism are often the most marginalised in society.
In this context, BEDA-CI promotes the rights of people with disabilities to gain access to visual, dermatological, and sexual and reproductive health care. The NGO also campaigns for inclusive education and uses sport to tackle sexual violence in four municipalities of Abidjan.
- Promote social inclusion and access to health care and education for young people with disabilities through participation in sport
- Increase the school attendance rate of children and young people with disabilities
- Prevent skin problems from developing in 2,000 children and young people and provide dermatological medical care for 100 children and young people living with albinism
- Make programmes promoting sexual and reproductive health and combating gender-based violence accessible to nearly 4,000 children and young people
- Organising inclusive sports activities (football, mini-marathons) in schools and communities
- Drafting and disseminating through sport a guide to promote inclusive education for people with albinism and people with disabilities in general
- Providing educational and ophthalmological support for 100 children and young people with disabilities
- Arranging free consultations, screening and sessions on preventing skin cancer, and distributing donations and medicines
- Holding training and awareness-raising sessions on sexual and reproductive health and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies and gender-based violence
- 4,000 children and young people as direct beneficiaries, including 500 with reduced mobility, and with parity between girls and boys
- Awareness-raising among the political, administrative, religious and traditional authorities as well as among teachers, parents and the wider community in the target locations