Youth with disabilities in Blantyre would like get involved in imminent review process of Blantyre City Council by-laws to promote their active participation development.
To promote this cause, Forum for the Development of Youth with Disabilities (FDYD), with financial support from Disability Rights Fund (DRF), today organised a training at Annie’s Lodge in Blantyre for people with disabilities to enable them understand human rights and have their say on what they want to be included in the by-laws.
“We would like to take advantage of this review process to advance laws that will see our right to meaningful participation in community development being respected and fulfilled,” said FDYD executive director Rex Tikondane Kalima.
“We are mostly sidelined in community development works and we are hardly given the necessary tools to show our ability in developing the country. We would like to see things changing for the better and we need to be empowered by the by-laws.”
One of the participants at the training Alia Kafuwa from Chilaweni in Blantyre expressed gratitude that people with disabilities are able to come together and fight for their human rights.