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Inzu Project

The Inzu project is without doubt an ambitious project and the first one of its kind in the whole country. Vision Our vision is to build Rwanda’s first fully accessible and barrier-free residency and social house for PWD.

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Wheelchair Basketball

Vision Wheelchair basketball is still unknown in Rwanda. As our co-founder Mechack Rwampungu is a baller, of course 4BF Inzu wants to change this and make it a popular sport in the country!

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Advocacy for PWD

Unfortunately, until today, public space in the country is still far from being accessible for people like our co-founder Mechack. The concept of barrier-freedom is not well known in the country and prejudices about PWD persist in society. To achieve our overall vision of a fully inclusive Rwandan society, advocacy is needed!

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Barrier Freedom

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.

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Basketball Fans

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.

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Best Friends

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!

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Bright Future

It is only through the full economic and social inclusion of PWD that they can fully live up to their potentials as fully equal people. Our work shall be a starting point for a new, bright future for people in a wheelchair in Rwanda. 

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Rwanda’s first wheelchair basketball match

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…)

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Balling it off

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…)

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Registration process

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…)

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We found a home …

We’re happy to announce that 4BF Inzu found the perfect place for its Inzu Project in Nyamata, Bugesera District. (more…)

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Back on the court

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…)

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Starting BIG

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…)

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WHO WE ARE

Vision

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.

Mission

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:

  1. Inzu project, including an inclusive hub;
  2. Promotion of wheelchair basketball with creation of an own team;
  3. Advocacy for PWD with a focus on people sitting in a wheelchair.

 

4BF Inzu wishes to remain independent and is not pursuing any economic activities but operates as a non-profit organization. Therefore, we fully depend on partnerships and donations.