National Survey of Residential Centres for Children with Disabilities in Rwanda

Hope and Homes for Children, Republic of Rwanda

This report presents the findings from the National Survey of Residential Centres for Children with Disabilities in Rwanda.

The survey aimed at gathering comprehensive and disaggregated data related to residents’ characteristics, staff profile, and the minimum standards for the centres. Using a digitalized questionnaire with Kobo Toolbox, data was collected from all centres recognized by NCPD and local authorities as caring for children and youths with disabilities in Rwanda on an overnight basis.

The questionnaire comprised three sections: face-to-face interview questions, a document verification checklist, and an observation guide. The assessment reflects the situation of 30 June 2020, so new entries or exits after 30 June 2020 are not captured in this report.

Permission to conduct this survey was obtained from the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR). During data collection, the research team followed guidelines provided by the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Health to control and manage the COVID-19 Global Pandemic.

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