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.
I hope you are all well and happy today. I am sitting writing this before getting ready to go to the University of Kigali to support Andre in his viva presentation for his Masters Degree. We have come a long way together since we first met in 2007. since when, with the kind and generous support of our friend Karen he completed his first degree in Accounting Graduating in December 2013. How time flies. He is the first, and so far only, one to gain a degree at higher level – others are on their way there I hope. Meanwhile for those of you who may be interested in his story I attach what I wrote about him in 2014
Happy Saturdays! There was a time when Saturday for me was a relatively quiet day – a trip to the market, a cup of coffee and a book, catching up on home news and so on – not any more.
Please find attached our news for August. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!