Welcome to NOUSPR, the National Organization of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry. NOUSPR is a not for profit organization, that has been serving the Rwandan community since 2007. NOUSPR was founded in response to a call to provide support. At NOUSPR, we serve people dealing with mental disabilities and the aftershocks of Genocide. NOUSPR aims to be a safe place where people congregate to share their feelings and experiences. By gathering together in support of each other and sharing experiences we hope learning, healing and growth spring forth.
NOUSPR is committed to:
By making their challenges public NOUSPR members are empowered to lead positive lives. Despite the stigma suffered by those with mental illness, many are vital contributors to the progress of Rwandan families and the society at large. Before NOUSPR there was no platform to raise complaints or give voice to the needs of this important community. Old norms need to be broken to pave way for a society where people with psychosocial disabilities no longer have their rights violated.
NOUSPR's goal is to give people with disabilities control over their lives. This is done through education and working to improve community understanding. The organization is involved in fighting for the human rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities and other disabilities in general. This endeavor is a front line focus. Self help groups have been formed to provide a place for understanding, growth and unity. At the moment there are 26 registered NOUSPR self help groups with approximately 250 individuals. Press releases, TV and radio programs have also increased awareness among Rwandan society.
We are always looking for new members. Give us a call anytime, or just stop by.
Our doors are always open.
Call (250) 0877766 / 08647391 for details.
National Organization of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry -GIRUBUNTU