After a delayed start to the day due to volunteer celebrations of the Portugal thrashing of Korea and the late night arrival of Elliot Costello to Kigali, the volunteers had to pull themselves together for Tuesday. A new dimension has been added to our school project through the introduction of sporting goods for the children.
YGAP/Sanejo volunteers supplied fresbies, soccer balls and AFL footballs donated from Geelong Football Club. The excitement of these sporting goods instantly reformed the student’s recess and lunch playtime.
Both Tues and Wed excelled at a tremendous rate: the classroom structure remains to fly up and our volunteers teaching method continues to improve the education levels of students at the Ntenyo Primary School. The heat remains a testing challenge for our volunteer labourers but spirits remain high as our relationship with the local labourers deepens.
Thursday marked the final day on site for our group 1 volunteers who return back to Australia and USA. Katherine, Clare, Meg and Pete have been part of our amazing dream-team here in Rwanda and unfortunately have to depart from Rwanda. As part of the school’s gratitude to their incredible service, a ceremony involving students dancing and singing was held. Tears came to most volunteer’s eyes watching such a powerful demonstration of gratitude. We take this opportunity to THANK all volunteers for such invaluable service during this project – we love you all and hope you travel back safe.
Thurs was concluded with a communal lunch between volunteers, teachers, local labourers and community members. When we say communal, we are talking about lunch for 55 people! Hard task to cater for but perfectly executed!!
Our volunteers are now looking forward to a weekend of rest and restoration!
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