Wednesday, December 9, 2009

October 17, 2009: Working for the weekend

Greetings from Volcano National Park! On our drive from Gashora to Kigali, we stopped at the Rwanda Genocide Museum. It was a great opportunity to learn more about what happened in 1994, as well as other genocides throughtout history. Its truly amazing how much progress Rwanda has made in 15 years. Tomorrow we are trekking
looking for the endangered mountain gorillas in Volacano National Park. A great way to spend the weekend after a rewarding week of very hard work.
As the first week came to a close, the team finished laying stones on the basketball court. The next step is pouring of concrete, and them the ribbon cutting! The backboards and rims are being restored and painted. We will begin work on the volleyball court on Monday. We also spent Friday digging trenches for the new Covaga Weaving
Cooperative. Its tough work! The computer classes with the teachers at the primary school are going well. The local carpenter is putting the finishing touches on the new desks for the lab. We did have a hiccup with the Internet. MTN came out to do the installation, but despite the site survey, they said it wasn't worth the expense and hassle for the performance. They recommended using a satellite service, which will hopefully be installed on Monday.
Its off to dinner, but the days since the last update have been unforgetable. They people so friendly, the country so beautiful (no garbage anywhere), and the smiles so big.

DWC Team Rwanda

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