Blind trainees chopping green plants for feeding cows

RUB chose  agriculture/farming because most of the blind people come from the countryside where agriculture is the major work. At MRCB training; farming, agriculture or animal husbandry involves clearing and preparing the land, planting, weeding, harvesting and all other activities including making manure. It goes along with livestock keeping. Livestock keeping covers the attending of different farm animals. At MRCB we have: chickens, rabbits, and cows. For other commonly kept animals such...
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Adult blind people being trained in agricultural activities at MRCB

Rwanda Union of the blind (RUB) realized that it was necessary to provide training for Blind people to help them reintegrate themselves into the society. With assistance from the swedish Handicap International Aid, now called MYRIGHT, in the year 2000 RUB established a center for rehabilitation training located at Masaka sector, Kicukiro District in Kigali city. the centre is called MASAKA RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE BILND (MRCB). Blind people are admitted at the centre from all over the country ...
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Promoting education of children with visual impairement

Orphan Project In November 2006 RUB started a project for blind orphan children. It involved identifying the blind orphan children and putting them in school or providing them with rehabilitation training if they were above school age. This project supports blind orphans and particularly vulnerable blind children in education and helps them to access counseling services.
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RUB WOMEN (MEMBERS) IN MUHANGA DISTRICT TO CELEBRATE THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.

Nyarusange-Muhanga, 8 March 2016 —In a heavy rain 56 RUB female members , women  with and without disabilities from Muhanga, district officials, women from different women networks operating in Muhanga, vice coordinator representing National women’s council in southern province, the Governor of Southern province, journalists from different media houses and many more came together  to commemorate International Women’s Day. The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 20...
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Naomi on the right with Suzane who is Deaf on the left

UWIZEYIMANA Naomi is a 17 year old girl from Gisagara District in southern province of the country. She was born without any disability. She lost her sight at the age of 2.When she was 8 years old she also lost her healing. With Deafblind project implementation, she has been identified to be Deafblind and we visited her at home where we discussed with her mother who used to help her in daily lives. By the time, Naomi participated in the project activities where she met other people with De...
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Vincent Rugemintwaza is 49 years old and lives in rural Rwanda. He loosed the sight at 17 years old due to illness.

Vincent Rugemintwaza is 49years old and lives in rural Rwanda. He loosed the sight  at 17years old due to illness. He was never received rehabilitation training and his family considered him as big burden but they managed to do everything for him without any participation. Vincent was missing out on self confidence and community life participation-his prospects were not good. But then he joined Masaka Resource Centre for the Blind (MRCB) where he received six month rehabilitation training with t...
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Rehabilitation Project

Rwanda Union of the blind (RUB) realized that it was necessary to provide training for Blind people to help them reintegrate themselves into the society. With assistance from the swedish Handicap International Aid, now called MYRIGHT, in the year 2000 RUB established a center for rehabilitation training located at Masaka sector, Kicukiro District in Kigali city. the centre is called MASAKA RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE BILND (MRCB). Blind people are admitted at the centre from all over the country ...
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Welcome Message

Welcome to the website of RWANDA UNION OF THE BLIND (RUB) Rwanda Union of the Blind is a civil society organization dedicated to the improvement of the living conditions of people with vision impairment. We work in all provinces of the country. Our mission is to work towards the improvement of the situation of blind people through education and rehabilitation to facilitate meaningful equality and integration.   Our vision is a situation where blind people access all rights as al...
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Outreach Projects

Rwanda Union of the blind (RUB) realized that it was necessary to provide training for Blind people to help them reintegrate themselves into the society. With assistance from the swedish Handicap International Aid, now called MYRIGHT, in the year 2000 RUB established a center for rehabilitation training located at Masaka sector, Kicukiro District in Kigali city. the centre is called MASAKA RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE BILND (MRCB). Blind people are admitted at the centre from all over the country ...
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