Nyamagabe Rehabilitation Center (NRC) is a rehabilitation center located in the Southern Province, Nyamagabe District, Gatare Sector. It is established by the Presidential Order nº 101/01 of 02/06/2018.


The Center admits only males with at least eighteen (18) years of age from the established transit centers. Male delinquents admitted at NRC benefit from rehabilitation services (psychosocial and medical treatment) and Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses like Welding, Domestic Electricity, Crop Production and Masonry to help them reintegrate in the society after their graduation from NRC.


Persons admitted at the Center are also given by the State all related needs, including, accommodation, food, medical care, clothing and all other basic needs required in his or her daily life.


NRC have the capacity to accommodate 2000 male delinquents of over 18 years old for their rehabilitation process.


Persons who complete rehabilitation programs in the Centre are handed over to the District authorities of their place of origin, to take them back to their families.   However, a person transferred to the Centre who shows tangible signs of change of conduct, may be handed over to the District authorities of origin before the end of the planned programs.


From June 2019, Nyamagabe Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) accommodates around 1,500 people for their rehabilitation process.


Rehabilitation services provided to delinquents admitted at NRC:

1.      Individual therapy

2.      Group therapy

3.      Psychoeducation

4.      Ergo therapy

5.      Family therapy

6.      Religious activities

Health care services provided to delinquents admitted at NRC:

       1.   General medicine

       2.   Male circumcision

       3.   Dental & eye treatment in partnership with Rwanda Military Hospital


Educational programs provided to persons admitted in NRC:

       1.      National programs

       2.      Dangers of indulging in deviant acts

       3.      Values and Taboos of Rwandan culture

       4.      Job creation strategies

       5.      Benefits of using own strength and skills for self-development


TVET coursesprovided to delinquents admitted at NRC:

      1.      Welding

      2.      Domestic Electricity

      3.      Crop Production

      4.      Masonry

For more information about the functioning of Nyamagabe Rehabilitation Centre, please read the Presidential Order nº 101/01 of 02/06/2018establishing Nyamagabe Rehabilitation Center  here.