March 4, 2009
Andre and Elivera took us by their church and school where we all said hello to the students at Chapel.
Then we drove an hour south to the Institute for Women's Excellence, a high school for girls orphaned by the genocide. It is well equipped with computers and a science lab.
I shook hands with an old friend. We spoke in several of the classes.
There were prisoners hired by the school to do construction and maintainence for $1.50 a day. Other laborers we saw making concrete bricks make twice that much!
Their dance troupe performed for us. About a third of the girls did not have costumes. Cherry hopes to remedy that.
After lunch at a nearby hotel we returned to Kigale we went to East Africa's version of Wal-Mart, Nakumett, and bought blankets, sheets, milk, school supplies, jam, pans, and personal care products for the school. Too bad we won't be there to see their faces when they receive these supplies.