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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).

Home at last

Tue, 2012-05-08

After a month of travelling through Uganda and Kenya these intrepid travellers have at last arrived home to find Scotland's climate a little more bracing than expected. Snow-laden skies and temperatures approaching freezing aren't what we expected in May!

Homeward bound

Sun, 2012-03-25

Well, we are approaching the end of March and time to move on to the next phase of the Mission Rwanda project. Life across the border in Uganda has shown us that we can keep tabs on Kigali from a distance and we have been maintaining contact with the Protestant Council there and with Steven, our local helper.

Internet go-slow and stop

Sat, 2012-03-17

There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth in East Africa this last few weeks, most of it coming from a particular corner of Kiwangala. Alongside an electricity supply that falls over every few hours, the internet has now decided to come out in sympathy.

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