October 2017

Dear Friends, I am now in Kigali, busy as ever, but Sunday the 17th was a day to really enjoy. I hope you like reading about our very own rugby tournament. Best wishes to you all, and thank you for your continued support for us, we cannot do anything without you, Meg...

September 2017

Dear Friends, Here is some news written by our friends Lesley and Steve Hooper who visited during September. It was immediately obvious that some of the children were at least understanding more spoken English and some were noticeably more fluent so I say a big 'thank...

August 2017

Hello to all our friends, I am very grateful to Els who has written this delightful news for us about the holiday school. We chose to work with mostly Primary 1 and some Nursery children as we can no longer accommodate all the children we are helping. I feel sure you...

June 2017

Click here to download the full article as a PDF. For our June newsletter we can read about our very special dance troupe which is going from strength to strength and becoming well known in Kigali. The local authorities invited the students to perform at a gathering...

May 2017

Dear Friends around the world, I hope this will find you in good spirits in spite of much doom and gloom around the globe. Hopefully this newsletter will lift your spirits a little. I have been asked recently what we do in the different sections of the project. Our...

February 2017

Dear Friends, I hope you are all well and enjoying life to the full. I am very slowly catching up on jobs and am now sending out a news for February/March. More will come eventually. In the meantime I am taking a holiday and will be back to it in late May I hope. Many...

January 2017

Click here to download the full article as a PDF. Better late than never they say, so here goes – Happy New Year! – wishing you all things you would wish for yourself, hoping you stay happy and healthy and loved. Home life for the majority of our children is about...

December 2016

Click here to download the full article as a PDF. Dear Friends around the world. I have been wondering for a while what to write for our December news. We are experiencing a time of unease and disorientation in this world of ours and it seems to me that we face a very...

October 2016

Dear friends everywhere, As ever time is running away with my days! I have been back in the UK for two weeks, but much of that time has been spent helping out with a fundraising event and organising things to take back with me in January. (Incidentally my wonderful...

September 2016

Dear Friends It is with great this months News has been written by our friend Niall who came to spend some time with us some years ago and who returned in August. It is so lovely to know how much people love our project, and the staff are so happy when people come...

July 2016

Click here to download the full article as a PDF. Making friends and learning about each other One of the great pleasures of working at the project is our current co-operation with ISK – The International School of Kigali. Students from ISK have worked with us on...

May 2016

Click here to download the full article as a PDF. Developing new ideas Our staff have limited experience of developing the curriculum, something which we teachers and others living in Europe, USA and Australia understand and take for granted. Our staff have been...

March 2016

Click here to download the full article as a PDF. The Kinamba Project I spent three months in Kigali, three months which passed in a whirl of busy - ness one way or another. The dates of the new terms set by the government meant that the primary children would not be...

January 2016

Click here to download the full article as a PDF. Umwaka Musha Muhire as they say – Happy New Year! I arrived back very early in January to the sunshine and smiles I now think of when I think about the project. For some reason the term in the state schools was not to...

December 2015

I have now been back in Kigali for two weeks and my feet do not seem to have touched the ground. We are busy right now organising schools for the secondary students, with lots of things to get together for them to take with them for the next two months or so. It is...