RWAMAGANA SPECIAL SCHOOL
Rwamagana Special School was founded in 1979, is situated 50 km east of Kigali, near Rwamagana Hospital,
Kigali-Kayonza Rd, Rwamagana District. Pupils with visual impairment attend special primary and secondary
education, health care and even other relevant areas such as talent detection and games like goal ball.
The school follows the official Government programme of MINEDUC (Ministry of Education). The school primarily
supports visually impaired people from Rwanda, but is open to students with other disabilities or from neighboring
countries, including Burundi. The school can support 200 student boarders. They are divided into small classes of 5
to 6 children in primary and 10 to 15 teenagers in high school.
The teaching staff consists of 25 teachers, including 6 who have partial vision. It is a private school licensed by the state.
Teaching is conducted in English and the school specializes in languages French, English and Swahili and also teaches other subjects
like mathematics, physics, chemistry, economics and social sciences etc. Visually impaired and people with partial vision are often
forced to attend appropriately adapted centers because public schools do not have the right equipment and teachers are not trained
in the specific disability.