Helping Rwandan Children out of Poverty

by HANDS AROUND THE WORLD
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Helping Rwandan Children out of Poverty
Helping Rwandan Children out of Poverty
Helping Rwandan Children out of Poverty
Helping Rwandan Children out of Poverty
Helping Rwandan Children out of Poverty
Helping Rwandan Children out of Poverty

Project Report | Apr 22, 2019
Moving ahead at Muko St Paul School

By Michael Haden | Project leader

Celebrating last year's project at Muko
Celebrating last year's project at Muko

We are currently planning our next project visit to Bugarama in November later this year. Once again, we are hoping to take a small group of volunteers with us. We already have four volunteers signed up, including one from Zambia who has been supporting one of our projects there and is keen to see how we operate elsewhere. We have been advertising in the local media in Jersey and through Facebook and have an information evening at the end of April.

Our project this year in Muko St Paul School is a complex and challenging one. Muko has expanded enormously in the past few years, growing to over 3,200 pupils ranging from Nursery intake to Advanced Senior classes, preparing students for university. The popularity of the school reflects its success in national exams as well as the pride in the improving infrastructure of the school and it’s been wonderful to see the development of the school over the past ten years.

Muko is answering the Rwandan government demands to expand secondary education for all young people as well as to phase out the double shift system at primary level whereby pupils only receive half a day’s schooling to allow others to come to school in the afternoons. Additional classrooms are urgently required to meet these improvements.

The challenge the school now faces is how to provide those additional classrooms in a confined space. There is no room left on the school site which is hemmed in by houses on three sides and a main road on the other. The only solution is to build on top of existing buildings. This is a complex engineering task and we must ensure that the contractors are sufficiently skilled to ensure that the construction is safe and secure. We will have a trusted project coordinator on site throughout the project.

Once again, we are grateful for the ongoing support of Jersey Overseas Aid who provide the main source of funding. Our volunteers will actually be working at another school in the town helping with renovation and painting. Ryankana faces the same challenges as Muko – and that will be part of our continuing support for educational development and transformation in Bugarama.

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Jan 22, 2019
Bugarama, Rwanda update January 2019

By Dennis Spencer | Project Co-ordinator

Oct 24, 2018
Mubera Project

By Michael Haden | Chairman, Hands around The World

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Location: MONMOUTH, MONMOUTHSHIRE - United Kingdom
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Michael Haden
Jersey , Channel Islands United Kingdom

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