Over the past two years, we've helped provide the village of Nyange with a tile press and a clay mixer to improve their brick making process. The next step is to create a better kiln, and to do so the village needs $2,000. The local government has agreed to provide the land, a Swiss engineering company will supervise the kiln construction, and the women will provide labor to build the kiln. If you'd like to help them reach this goal, please click here.
A few weeks ago, some members of our club went to the Rwanda Culture Day event in San Francisco. Though the event was largely in Kinyarwanda, we found a nice man who was willing to translate for us. The panel discussion on Rwanda and globalization was one of the events our members mentioned as a highlight and featured prominent individuals such as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the CEO of the Rwandan Governance Board.
Though we were unable to see President Kagame’s speech live due to prior engagements that evening, we were able to live stream it on the drive back. His speech emphasized the necessity of Rwanda staying true to its traditional identity while continuing to modernize. As a whole, the event showcased how Rwanda is unique compared to its neighbors, being a thriving developing country, and was a wonderful illustration of how passionate the people of Rwanda are about the future of their country.
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Weekly Meetings: Even weeks, Wednesdays at 7:30pm in EC602