HI undertakes mental health actions with Rwandans who are suffering from psychological distress. The organization promotes the inclusion and protection of vulnerable people, including people with mental health problems and rehabilitation needs, in refugee camps.
HI takes action to help vulnerable children, especially children with disabilities, through inclusive education projects. The organization works with the Ministry of Education to guarantee access to education for all children, for example by training teachers and making buildings accessible for children with disabilities. HI carries out awareness raising and advocates for the strengthening of child protection processes, with the aim of protecting children from sexual violence. HI also promotes the involvement of young girls, teenage girls, and women who are victims of conflict in the Great Lakes region in education programmes run in schools and training centres, to ensure they are able to benefit from a school education or training.
In addition, HI implements actions to improve the prevention and care of epilepsy, especially for mothers and children, through the supply of anti-epileptic medication to hospitals and the training of health professionals in the prevention and management of epilepsy
HI also aims to provide quality and accessible rehabilitation services, notably by providing support to the Rwanda Occupational Therapy Association and by helping improve the quality of training for occupational therapists.
Lastly, HI promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in society, to access health care, education, sports and so on, in particular at community level. The organisation offers support to disabled people’s organisations to enable them to pursue actions to promote the rights and civic participation of people with disabilities.