The Day of Disabled Persons is being marked in Kosovo today with different activities. Associations and members of this category claim that disabled persons in Kosovo are discriminated, especially with regards to job advertisements. They expressed dissatisfaction also about lack of infrastructure at public institutions as well as education conditions.
Faruk Kukaj from HENDIKOS association told Radio Kosova that institutions offer a few conditions for education of children but not for other needs. “there is no improvement for the older ones. There is nothing at high level education, in the field of employment the situation is terrible, healthcare, very little, about access on infrastructure or physical approach in general in Kosovo, it is a catastrophe,” Kukaj said.
He added that in order to lead a dignified life in Kosovo, one has to have a very rich family as all conditions have to be fulfilled with our own payments.
“My message would be that, institutions or the entire state of Kosovo, should not to leave us behind and they should think about us and act. Not only to think and leave things on paper, but to act, because we are citizens of Kosovo as well and we have rights like everyone else “said Kukaj.