Last July, (2012) we were joined in Rwanda for two weeks by volunteers Hannah and Conor from Northern Ireland and Arthur from Port Glasgow. The volunteers helped paint the learning centre, construct a house, run children’s activities and visit families and local schools. They spent time with people in the community, learning more about the culture. They also had the chance to visit other parts of Rwanda and to swim and relax at Lake Kivu, Rubavu and Hotel des Milles Collines, Kigali. Hotel des Milles Collines is the four star hotel where the film "Hotel Rwanda" (a film about the genocide) was set.
The volunteers enjoyed their time in Rwanda and we enjoyed having people from the UK come and experience it for themselves. They had great fun playing games with the children and were moved by the smiles on their faces. Arthur said that everyone made him feel welcome, our partners in Rwanda and the families we visited. He also told us, "I was most impressed by the community spirit and the smiles on the children's faces. "