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Nyamirambo again

Thu, 2013-05-16

At first glance, little has changed in Kigali city centre since our last visit. On closer inspection, the shiny new buildings start to stick out where previously there had been construction sites. The National Bank of Rwanda has published figures claiming a 7% growth rate in the economy. Albeit from a small base this is steady growth not to be sniffed at.

Familiar ground

Sat, 2013-05-11

For the past year the Nyamirambo project has been looked after by Steven, our very capable helper and guide in Rwanda. Time then for another visit to the project, and so Gavin is spending the next month in Rwanda catching up with what the children have been doing and looking at new initiatives the charity might take.

Familiar ground

Sat, 2013-05-11

For the past year the Nyamirambo project has been looked after by Steven, our very capable helper and guide in Rwanda. Time then for another visit to the project, and so Gavin is spending the next month in Rwanda catching up with what the children have been doing and looking at new initiatives the charity might take.

A new year, a new term

Sun, 2013-01-13

Once again, with another new year comes the annual back to school preparations: fees to pay, uniforms and books to buy, not to mention pens, pencils and geometry sets. Added to that, this year it looks as if Peter and Nsabire are heading on to secondary school and higher fees, bigger uniforms and more books.

A new year, a new term

Wed, 2013-01-09

Once again, with another new year comes the annual back to school preparations: fees to pay, uniforms and books to buy, not to mention pens, pencils and geometry sets. Added to that, this year it looks as if Peter and Nsabire are heading on to secondary school and higher fees, bigger uniforms and more books.

Regional unrest

Thu, 2012-07-12

Those of you who have been keeping an eye on the news wire at the bottom of this page will be aware of the unrest brewing across Rwanda's border in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). For some time now, the eastern region of DRC has effectively been controlled by local warlords and their militias rather than by the government in Kinshasa.

School reports

Tue, 2012-05-08

Each term at our children's project it has been a pleasure to report on the encouraging progress being made by some of the youngsters. Three in particular are in stiff competition for top marks in their classes. Until now, that has caused some minor friction as Tharcian, Kusungo and Seth have each been in the same class, and they can't all come first!

A new face

Tue, 2012-05-08

It is that time of year again in Rwanda and school fees have been paid for our Kigali children's project. As well getting the kids back into school for another term, paying the fees gets them their previous term's report cards (see article School reports).

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