Gashora, Rwanda (February 2014)

Oh, Rwanda.  This country holds a special place in my heart and it was an exciting moment when I found that I could volunteer with Developing World Connections in this beautiful place!  So happy. <3

I spent two weeks in the community of Gashora continuing work building The COVAGA Community Center, a project that at the time was supported by Building Bridges with Rwanda.  The center will ultimately serve as a gathering place for the community with a library, a restaurant, and a weaving center where women make and sell their crafts.  You can read more about COVAGA here (it’s so nice to see the faces of these women again!).

Our two weeks in Rwanda brought many special stories that will all be shared in due course.  The delightful smiles of the children, the honest conversations about genocide, the beautiful wildlife, the hopeful eyes to the future…they combine to create a special atmosphere.

For now, a few of the moments captured below. 🙂

Exploring and learning while enjoying life and doing my part. Here, there and everywhere…