March 2019 – News from Ora

Dear Friends, Little did I know what would come of that foundation I laid 11 years ago. It was an act of hope, not knowing where it would take us. It gives me the greatest of pleasure to attach this newsletter written by Christian Ora, one of our students who was one of the first students I chose to be sponsored. This letter shows the amazing success which courage and determination can bring. I am so very sure that you realise that these things would not be happening without your continued support. Our sponsorship programme is our lifeblood, if you are interested in sponsoring a child please let us know.

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January 2019

Hello everyone, Well I finally got things together and so now I attach our January news for you, I hope you enjoy it – so very sorry for the delay. I know also that some of our newsletters from 2018 have yet to be posted on the website – on with
that shortly I hope! For those who have been wondering how we are faring given the terrible news of major flooding in some other African countries like Malawi and Mozambique I can assure you that we are well. That said, along with other countries in the world, we are experiencing changing weather patterns, especially the prolonged and extremely heavy rains. You will remember that last year our boundary wall collapsed as a result of that, but this year we seem to have been spared any major problems.

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December 2018

Dear friends, As the year draws to a close it is time to reflect on the past year and achievements. It has been a rollercoaster for me personally but also in Kigali working with authorities on the registration of the project as an International NGO. Thankfully it has now been completed but it has meant that time has been eaten up and I am very conscious that I have not sent many newsletters out this year. I have a list of subjects and hopefully I will be able to get to it soon. My newsletter this time consists of photographs of main events this year, including the most wonderful gift to me of a celebration day when I was treated to a Traditional Rwandan gift ceremony to me as a ‘mother’ from parents and the school community. A ceremony full of love and very moving.

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