Ramping Up in Kukës

Year: 2017
Country: Albania

Project Description

Kukës, a town located in one of Albania’s poorest regions, is beginning to evaluate its commitment to social inclusion. None of the municipality’s sidewalks and none of its public buildings have ramps to provide access to those using wheelchairs, strollers, walkers, or other assistive devices. This project calls for the construction of 70 wheelchair-accessible ramps in Kukës along important streets and adjacent to key buildings. The proposal also calls for the coordination of a two-day awareness and sensitization camp devoted to acknowledging the rights and dignity of physically disabled individuals. The campaign will specifically address the challenges facing physically challenged women and children in Kukës and advocate for their integration into Albanian society.