Day Centre Humura

The Humura Day Center opened its doors in February 2004 Gasabo district Ndera Sector in Kigali, but the project came into being in 1997. At that point, the activities of the centre were confined to door to door visits. During a certain time, children and youth with mental disability started to come to the vegetable garden at Caraes to learn some manual skills. Moreover, they learn breeding of cows, goats, rabbits and hens. After a couple of years, the idea was to create a model day centre. The contruction of the centre began in October 2003 and the activities of the centre started in February 2004. 8th June the same year saw the official inauguration of the centre.



Mission
The general objective of the centre is to improve the quality of life for children and young people with mental disability whose home is located in the area of ndera sector (model of quality life). We try to better integrate the children and young people in their families and in their community:
In particular their daily social environment (model of integration) supports the objectives of: socialising children () and guiding parents to better understand and accept their child with mental disability and support their particular special needs in education.


Humura centre school of life
The centre exists to serve young people and children with mental disability who do not sufficient cognitive ability to take part in normal primary tuition. The center tries to shape the environment according to the special education needs of those persons.

Therefore, if we want to develop an education action plan, it is necessary to adapt the programme to the capacities and needs of the customers. In our center, the programme is differentiated following the degree of disability, the age and gender.
As a result, we have 5 groups of activities:

Group 1: Precocious stimulation: cares for children, boys and girls between 0-6 years.
Group 2: Autonomy: cares for children, boys and girls between 7-12 years with serious or moderate mental disability.
Group 3:Exploration: cares for young people, boys and girls between 13-21 years with moderate or light mental disability.
Group 4: Housekeeping: cares for young people,boys and girls with a moderate or light mental disability
Group 5: Cultivating: cares for boys and girls between 13-21 years withmoderate or light disability.

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