The Center of HVP Huye is situated in Butare, Rwanda’s second city, 130 km south of the capital Kigali. The Butare school was founded in 1978 replacing a technical laboratory. In 2015, the center HVP Gatagara/Butare counted a total of 369 students, 131 children with disabilities, including 120 with physical disabilities, 11 with hearing impairment and 238 young students without disabilities.
A Level (Upper Secondary) with two sections.
1. MCB: Maths, Computer Studies and Biology
2. MCE : Maths, Computer Studies and Economics
There are two main laboratories where the students can improve their practical skills; the Computer lab, Chemistry lab and Biology lab and Higher Education (A1 laboratory shared with KHI). There are two other labs in use by the students:
• The Medical lab
• The Computer lab
As part of the support for students with disability, HVP Gatagara / Butare offers medical services, physiotherapy, a school infirmary for somatic care organized for monitoring children, particularly the disabled. It also has a resource room where students with any impairment or problem that requires follow-up can continue their daily studies and gain skills without experiencing barriers.
The resource room also employs a permanent qualified teacher. The on-site physiotherapy service supports children with physical disabilities. The hospital treats single somatic diseases in children with and without disabilities. Complicated cases are transferred to HVP Gatagara / Nyanza and Butare University Hospital. Library: Group Scolaire Gatagara has a library open to all students which is also accessible.
Games:Sitting volleyball, sitting ball, table tennis, football, basketball, drama and traditional dance. Not all games are accessible for all students and it very much depends on what type of disability the individual may have in order to participate. However, the school is currently looking at how to become more inclusive for the students.