With Healthy communities, we analyze the unmet health needs faced by athletes and others with intellectual disabilities (ID) in the Country or local communities and develop strategies, objectives and activities to address the underlying causes. Under HC projects, we have the following related programs under it; Healthy Athlete Screenings and Family Health Forums.
Healthy Athlete Screenings
As we mind about our athletes in engaging them in Sports, we also maintain their health status. Special Olympics Rwanda collaborates with Clinical Directors trained by Special Olympics International in carrying out healthy screenings to our athletes. A number of health disciplines that are currently carried out are; Special smiles, Medfest, Opening eyes, Fun fitness and Health Promotion.
Family Health Forums
We recruit and train family members of these children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We also train them in Nutrition, Disease prevention and Leadership under Family social networks as a way of cutting down the challenge of stigma they face due to disparities found among their children.