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
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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
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
Dec 16, 2013

December 2013 Update

Our annual trip to Muko School this October/November was once again a great success!

The replacement of the windows and doors in the “old” classroom block went ahead as planned, allowing a lot more light and ventilation into these otherwise hot and dimly lit rooms; although the floors are still mud and the walls are unplastered, they are a great improvement. Further outside concrete footpaths have been laid, meaning that nearly all classrooms are linked and the children no longer need to walk in mud to get from class to class. Fourteen classrooms where cleaned and repainted, windows and doors repaired.

All of the above work was carried out with up to 28 local men and women employed for about three weeks.

Unfortunately, on this visit, there was insufficient money to purchase further water tanks; it was also disappointing to see that through lack of funds the tanks purchased last year have not been piped in, still allowing that daily rainwater to go to waste. The long-drop toilets are still a major problem with one of the soak away pits being full, rendering six toilets out of action as the School does not have either the amenities or the money to have it emptied. Work has started on a new ten cubicle block, which (funds permitting) might be completed early next year.

The new nursery has had a few teething problems, but with the determination of Izzy and the committee it should be running smoothly for 2014 with 30 infants attending each receiving daily porridge and lunch. Funding the nursery is still an ongoing issue.

Maintenance work continues on the school - it might be hot and slow and often frustrating, but the improvements can be seen to making a difference, and are appreciated by the local people and children.

Volunteers continue pay their own expenses but money is always needed to employ local labour and buy materials.

If you have in the past made a donation to this very worthy project, I thank you. Your continued support is always needed! But a little goes a long way in Africa...      

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