CITW Rwanda Gishwati Update – April 2023

The last term of the Rwandan school year started In April, and our CITW team of Ingrid and Aline decided to visit our Gishwati partner schools to ensure the term would commence with lots of excitement.

At Kinihira Primary and Secondary schools we were able to provide 108 of the youngest learners with new uniforms. Donations from generous Wilderness Bisate and Magashi guests facilitated this donation, valued at USD1,500.

The nursery school recently opened at Kinihira, and the four- and five-year-old learners are now looking very sharp and ready to learn. The uniforms are made by a local sewing project in Gishwati, so the support was not only for the children, but also for this small business in the community.

The CITW YES Club at Kinihira Secondary School is probably the most active environmental club in Rwanda. With the help of other teachers at the school, CITW Eco-Mentor Albert is doing a fabulous job leading his team of students. The club consist of a remarkable 159 students – a record number!

Included here are the 16 children who received a CITW scholarship. Aline and Ingrid visited the YES Club to hand over a CITW t-shirt to each of the members, and were warmly welcomed with songs and even a comedy act.

Of course, Aline and Ingrid visited Gisunzu Primary School as well. Here a Community Committee meeting was held to discuss ongoing as well as new projects to implement.

At Gisunzu Primary School, 64 students are members of the CITW Eco-Club, each of whom also received a lovely new Club t-shirt.

Shine bright in your yellow CITW shirts Eco-Club members!

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