Rwanda is Wow!

The past couple days I…

Went to the Dream Center to show the Dream Boys, who are street kids hoping to get sponsored so they go to school, how to build K’Nex.  I brought 60 K’Nex building kits from the US to share with the Dream Boys.  The kids there LOVED it!  It made them smile and made me smile.  At the end of our visit all the boys had fully assembled helicopters and space ships.

Helicopters, Space Shuttles, and Smiles with the street boys.

Helicopters, Space Shuttles, and Smiles with the street boys.

Today we went to a genocide memorial at a church where over 10,000 people were killed.  I stayed outside with part of my team and my mom went inside.  After the genocide memorial we went to Bugesara where my bro’ Dieudone goes to school.  First, we took a tour then we helped prepare the food and serve lunch.  In the afternoon I went to recess and my mom found Dieudone and his twin sister Yvette.  I got to tutor two girls and one boy in English; they are in grade 5 (or P5).  Later we went to Dieudone’s house and I walked a goat all the way to his house.  We met his grandma and grandpa, who he lives with, and his Mom who came from very far away just to meet us.  We gave Dieudone a backpack with lots fun stuff for him.  Their house was better than I expected, which was good.  We visited another home and did a hope visit (a kid who wants to go to school and needs a sponsor).  I climbed a banana tree to get a banana, I pet a cow, saw a hog, and a mommy goat about to have some “kids”.  Then we returned to the fort (guest house).  Rwanda is totally cool, enjoy the pics below!

-Darren

Preparing lunch - rice and beans mixed with complete nutrition powder

Preparing lunch – rice and beans mixed with complete nutrition powder

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Serving lunch with a smile!

Delivering a goat...totally epic!

Delivering a goat…totally epic!

At Dieudone's house

At Dieudone’s house

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2 thoughts on “Rwanda is Wow!

  1. So good to hear of your activities and see your photos. These building kits seem like the perfect gift and way to learn and communicate. Will you be able to teach us what you learned when you come back? (Both or either oif you?) We have a Global Studies Society, a Rider student club, that probably would love to talk with you, if you want. All the best, Roberta Fiske-Rusciano

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