18th August 2011
We’ve safely arrived in Kamembe, South West Rwanda, where we will be staying for the next two and a half weeks. After the eleven hours by plane from Heathrow to Kigali, then six hours on a cramped bus through windy roads it was really lovely to see all our Rwanda Aid friends again and we were given a very warm welcome!
We’ve been in contact with the directors of both centres, Ngwino Nawe and Nkanka Nkanka, and arranged our initial visits and provisional timetable. Our hosts, UK charity Rwanda Aid, were very interested in our skill-sharing project last year and have invited us to spend tomorrow morning with the street children they support, with a view to a potential future project. As well as meeting with staff and management, we will be running a group for between 16 and 40 children, depending on turnout!
As well as this we have planned our timetable and started to prepare materials and resources for the following two weeks. We have also assembled two sets of Rwandan and UK musical instruments to add to the two centres’ existing collections.
We’re very glad to be back in Kamembe and very excited to see how the centres have been using the skills and training from last years’ project. Thanks so much to all of you who have supported the project; we will be in touch to let you know how it goes.
Nicky and Caroline