Jean-Bosco Ntakirutimana and his wife Providence Nzayisenga opened the Blessing School for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) in Musanze, Rwanda in January 2015 under the Rwandan non-profit organization, Hillside Hope.

Hannah Blessing, Jean-Bosco and Providence’s daughter, inspired BSVI. Blessing, as she is called, is the only surviving child of triplets that were born prematurely. Blessing persevered through enormous physical challenges to not only survive, but also to thrive.

Due to her premature birth, Blessing’s eyes were not able to complete their development. Without access to the high quality medical care available in highly developed countries, Blessing is blind, only able to see some light. Despite her visual handicap, Blessing’s other senses are keenly aware and she is a smart and talkative young girl!


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