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Rusizi Rwanda 2013
Follow-up of the project





Equipping Kitchen in the centre for handicapped children and youngsters in Cyangugu/Rusizi -  Rwanda


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Legal status of the congregation

The congregation is recognized by the State since 1952, as an independent institute according  
diocesan right, with mother-house in Belgium (1819). The congregation has settled in Mibilizi
Cyangugu , Rwanda in 1936.

Exposure and activities
  • Help sick people and people who became marginal in their dignity (orphans, handicapped
    people and elder people)
  • Offering a frame for children in the primary and secondary school and vocational education
  • Be responsible for sheltering places
  • 3 secondary schools:
    • Nyamasheke (Mataba),  Shangi and Shyorongi
  • 3 sewing workshops::
    • Kitabi, Rusizi and Muganza
  • 3 shelters for handicapped children and youngsters:
    • Rusizi, Kitabi and Karambi
  • 2 reception centres:
    • Cyangugu Rusizi and Kicukiro Kigali

Beschrijving: Rwanda 0501

Mission of the Centre
  • Consultation, medical care and education
  • The centre was started to help handicapped children and youngsters to become independent,
    physical and financial
  • Promote social, educational and economical integration
  • They get vocational training in the centre: sewing and knitting, brodery and beading
  • Handicapped children and youngster get better prepared for the future.
  • The centre allows us to offer better help to handicapped people
  • The centre allows us to better help people who are humiliated because of their life circumstances.
    We can better follow up and evaluate their health status.
  • The centre allows us to help more people and offer them the needed care.
  • By re-education we try to give them an opportunity of improved social integration.
  • Help them to improve their quality in life
  • Improve affection and recognition of the family of handicapped people.  
  • Encourage participation in social life
  • Raise awareness with the parents about the rights and respect for handicapped children.
Services offered by the centre                                    



Post-surgery follow-up


Follow-up cured children

Redirect people (to hospitals or specialized centres)  

Learn the caregivers the exercises they need to do at home

Correction plaster

Hospitalisation and advising



Vocational training:  Sewing and knitting, wickerwork (baskets, mats), brodery and beading

Illnesses which can be treated in the centre  
Motoric disorders and brain diseases Aftercare for meningitis
Mongolism (trisomie 21) Post–traumatic aftercare
Post-surgery care Paraplegia of para paresis
Aftercare with burn-wounds Rheumatic diseases (lumbalgy, dorsalgy)
Hemiplegic or hemi paresis      Arthrogrypose
Activities planned for 2012
  • Host more handicapped children and youngsters
  • Start organisations and help funds for parents of handicapped children
  • Further educated the caregivers to ensure home care
  • Increase the number of youngsters learning a profession            
  • People who are hospitalized stay for 2 months in the centre. Afterwards they return
    home and come to the appointments in the centre, with the physiotherapist, for further
  • The physiotherapist is twice per week in the centre, to be consulted and to offer care to the children.
  • A physiotherapist is permanently connected to the centre, another one Works part time as the centre does not have sufficient funds to offer a full time contract. The caregivers make sure that needed exercises are done at home.
Necessities to insure the good care of patients in the centre
à Kitchen equipment
Purchasing stove 

784.300 rwfr

Big wall rack     

80.000 rwfr

Kitchen table

60.000 rwfr

10 cooking pots

120.000 rwfr

20 serving trays 

160.000 rwfr

30 plastic plates 

15.000 rwfr

30 spoons, 30 forks, 30 knives 

180.000 rwfr

20 scoop spoons

24.000 rwfr

30 plastic cups 

12.000 rwfr

1 wheelbarrow

45.000 rwfr

5 trash bins 

17.500 rwfr

15 scraping tools

37.500 rwfr

15 brushes

45.000 rwfr


1.580.300 rwfr


Follow-up of the project

General status: Good, well equipped with all the needed stuff for the kitchen and the refectory.

Progress since the status report:

The construction of the modern cooking stove ‘Rondeza’ is completed, the  patient minders are preparing the meals, the refectory has seats for 50 handicaped people.

Financial status:

Available budget: € 2000 i.e. 1.580.300 RwFr
Expenditures: 1.580.300 RwFr
Balance: 0


Materialistic and intellectual poverty, lack of medical Insurance, lack of water for the handicapped people, insufficient physiotherapists.