Tags archives: Rwanda

Hard Times
  • Hard Times

  • Reading through my blogs from the trip 6 years ago, I realized something. It is something I have noticed from other blogs written by 1st time volunteers visiting Africa as well. There is a much more negative tone. They tend to highlight things that go wrong in[...]
Fathers Of Africa
  • Fathers Of Africa

  • Men in Africa get a bad rap. There are many negative stereotypes that float around media that causes this. One might assume that the reason I rarely, if ever, ran into the father’s of the households I called my homes along my journey is because they are off ga[...]
On Parade
  • On Parade

  • TRO - Muhanga - Rwanda While in Kenya and Uganda, Muzungu (word for non African) was definitely shouted at me while people, kids really, pointed. It never seemed angry, but it never seemed welcoming for further contact either. In Rwanda, I feel like I am a [...]
Breaking Uneven Ground
  • Breaking Uneven Ground

  • TRO - Muhanga - Rwanda Rwanda may not have a whole lot to it in terms of popular tourist attractions. If you are researching the country through travel books or online google searching, even the memorial sites are rarely, if ever, mentioned. Gorilla Trekkin[...]
Women's Day
  • Women's Day

  • Azizi Life - Muhanga - Rwanda Just in time for Mother’s Day. I was able to jump on the opportunity to do an experience day with the local women’s cooperatives that GO sells products for in their shop. These products are a little more expensive than if I go[...]
Resources At Hand
  • Resources At Hand

  • TRO - Muhanga - Rwanda One of the things I love about the projects I have visited so far is that they were started by and continue to be run by people on the ground in the communities the projects benefit. Each one has its own strengths and opportunities. E[...]
Repeat Repeat Repeat
  • Repeat Repeat Repeat

  • TRO - Muhanga - Rwanda I have never been officially trained in the art of teaching. I helped out setting up the preschool my mother owned and ran. I was a camp counselor at a YMCA camp. I tutored middle school when I was in High School. I even was a volunte[...]
Education Is Our Way Forward
  • Education Is Our Way Forward

  • TRO - Muhanga - Rwanda My hosts in Rwanda had a surprise for me on my schedule in the middle of my second week. They would not tell me where we were going even on the morning of as we boarded the bus. All I knew is that we would take a bus for 2 hours to ge[...]
The Children Of Amizero
  • The Children Of Amizero

  • TRO - Muhanga - Rwanda The children of Amizero Academy have amazing stories to tell. I could tell you sad stories about them, the struggles them and their families face. But, I will not. Instead, I am going to tell you about their lives and who they are as [...]