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The daily routine

Tue, 2013-05-21
After a couple of weeks back in Africa, we are settling in to a daily routine which had been forgotten. The day starts before dawn, usually because of an early bedtime the night before as there isn't a lot to do in the dark evenings. Here in Rwamagana, the Imam at the mosque down the road helps get things moving at 4am with his call to prayers over a very effective loudspeaker.

Kibungo

Sat, 2013-05-18
The knack to surviving in Africa is taking opportunities when they come along, and knowing which opportunities to let pass. Water and electricity are good examples of the first and it usually makes sense to get the laptop and phone charged while power is available.

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.

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.

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