Solidarity with Disabled People

Solidarity with Disabled People

Through this project, the Foundation intends to contribute to the social integration of people with reduced mobility.

Our objective is to provide mobility equipment to people with a motor disability and to ensure its maintenance.

In Gabon, social and professional integration for people with a motor disability is an important challenge. Support programs dedicated to these elements of the population are lacking, and infrastructure to facilitate their access to public services insufficient.

In Gabon, the last census carried out in 2013 numbered 37 789 people with disabilities, a national prevalence of 2.2%, with two and a half times more occurrences in the rural population (4.7%) than in urban areas (1.9%). The most common form of disability today is motor disability of the lower and/or upper limbs. 

Their handicap is a barrier to their academic and socio-professional insertion. The majority of people living with this type of disability are more and more subject to uncertainty, isolation and marginalisation caused by unemployment and social exclusion.

It is against this backdrop that the action led by the Foundation aims to allow people living with a disability to recover their autonomy, which in turn is likely to help resolve issues surrounding social insertion and their participation in the country’s effort to produce revenues.

Our donation of wheelchair equipment to the last few years’ beneficiaries indicates the will to help this fragile element of the population to integrate fully into Gabonese society.

Since 2012, the Foundation has distributed electric and manual wheelchairs for adults as well as manual wheelchairs for children across the entire national territory.

A workshop has also been made available to the beneficiaries to afford them a maintenance service for the wheelchairs, thus guaranteeing longer longevity for this equipment.

Simultaneously, beneficiaries have undergone highway code lessons as well as specific training geared towards the maintenance of their equipment.

  • To contribute to the better integration of people in a living with a disability;

  • To facilitate mobility for people with motor and sensory disabilities;