In Rwanda today, there is still a long way to go – and to roll – in raising awareness about the topic of accessibility for people with a disability. Currently, paraplegic people in a wheelchair meet insurmountable barriers in daily life on three levels.Read More
As our co-founder Mechack was a rising basketball-star in the Rwandan National League before his accidend, many former playmates are still a big supporting network. That is why, of course, the ball-aspect can’t be ignored in our principles.Read More
Our activities like the inclusive hub and wheelchair basketball will have positive effects on PWD’s lives and their social surroundings. A new, inclusive network of best friends will be established in the country. Become a friend of 4BF Inzu yourself!Read More
Only a few months after his first time after the accident to be able to return to the court as a spectator, Mechack is now back BALLING and we couldn’t be any prouder! Yesterday (Friday, September 21) he was leading his team to a win in Rwanda’s ever first wheelchair basketball match. (more…)Read More!
Mechack started wheelchair basketball training in Kigali with our partner, the National Paralympics Committee (NPC) in January 2018 and quickly became one of the main actors in NPC’s newly launched pillar of wheelchair basketball. (more…)Read More!
We’re currently undergoing the registration process and will be happy to share with you the good news of being registered as a non-profit and non-governmental organization in Rwanda as soon as possible! Stay updated! (more…)Read More!
This Friday, December 1, was a big day for our founders – but also for the whole basketball league of Rwanda:
Mechack went together with Louisa back to the basketball court for the first time ever after the accident on March 1, 2015. (more…)Read More!
The initial point of 4BF Inzu was Bank of Kigali’s CSR-campaign #MyWishAt50, starting in February 2017. Being a close friend of Mechack, our founder and Executive Director Louisa posted her wish for a barrier-free house for Mechack on Facebook and Twitter. (more…)Read More!
A fully inclusive Rwandan society, also for people with a disability (PWD), especially for those sitting in a wheelchair.
In today’s Rwanda, people in a wheelchair meet huge difficulties in their living, working, study and social situations due to physical challenges in public space, prejudices and social-economic exclusion. PWD in Rwanda have almost no access to social, educational and economical activities. We are persuaded that this represents a serious threat to the wellbeing, development and participation of PWD in the country and hence to the whole society.
It is in the recognition of these challenges and with a sentiment of duty to fulfill Rwanda’s laws and regulations related to PWD, 4BF Inzu has initiated in 2017 and is now operating based on the 4BF-principles . Following those, three main activities are defined: