Rwanda

E=H funds the Blessing School for the Visually Impaired in Rwanda.

In the Musanze region of Rwanda, the Blessing School for the Visually Impaired gives children with visual challenges a chance for education. Children with visual impairment and other disabilities in developing countries like Rwanda face enormous challenges. At best, they are sent to a government school with sighted children in classes of up to 100 students. At worst, they are neglected and sent out to beg, seen as a burden to the family. There is a higher incidence of blindness in developing countries because of inadequate medical facilities and lack of treatment.

BSVI officially opened its doors on January 26, 2015 with 7 students and now serves 15 students in grades Primary 1 through Primary 3 (the Rwandan school year goes from January to October). The school started with a small number of students, and more are added as the school becomes more established to carefully implement the plans and develop an effective institution before opening its doors to more students.

To fund the school, E=H raises about $35,000 a year.

Recently the Director of the school wrote a grant to the UN and is part of the UN Development Project teaching others to work with children with sight problems.  Congrats Bosco!

 

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