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 society. With assistance from the Swedish Handicap International Aid, now called Myright, in the year 2000 RUB established a centre for rehabilitation training located at Masaka. The centre is called MASAKA RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE BILND (MRCB).

It provides training in orientation and mobility, Activities of Daily living, Braille literacy, farming, or Agriculture and animal husbandry. With these skills, a blind person can comfortably join the mainstream society in a rural setting.

The project caters to training of blind and visually impaired people in activities on daily living, orientation and mobility, Braille literacy and agriculture and animal husbandly to help them reintegrate into society or rejoin school and employment. The 6 months training is done at Masaka Resource Centre for the Blind (MRCB); a centre established by RUB in the year 2000.