CITW and Wilderness Safaris Rwanda are delighted to have been able to support Akayange Primary School with USD2 000 to improve and repair two of their classrooms. Akayange is located just outside of Akagera National Park, and is the closest village and school to Magashi, whose guests donated the funds after their safaris.
Because they were in such a bad state, the classrooms were no longer in use. However, with the imminent reopening of schools in Rwanda, and restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, only a limited number of children are allowed per classroom. Thus it is very important for the school to be able use these classrooms once again.
In order to get the classrooms into working order, they needed a new roof – as the previous one was leaking badly – new flooring, repairs to the walls, a good lick of paint, and new windows and doors. The water tank also needed repairs, as well as new taps.
The last of the work will be completed today, meaning that Akayange Primary School will start their new school year with two wonderful new classrooms – all thanks to Magashi’s wonderful guests.
Rwanda reopened for tourism at the beginning of August, and the team at Magashi can’t wait to welcome their first guests on 30 September.
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