Here are some highlights of the Rwanda update from my trip. On the plantation there is a medical clinic that serves the residents of the plantation and the surrounding community. This is a picture of the delivery room, where they deliver babies. How would you like to have a baby in this room? They deliver […]
The sport teams at Cyimbili are now set with new uniforms for their teams. 100 new FLASH Jerseys were give to the boys and girls basketball, volleyball, and soccer teams.
For the first time in the history of Cyimbili, the two sides of the plantation are joined by a bridge that can safely be traveled over. The bridge will allow a car or truck to reach the health clinic and the new washing station. Also pictured is a flashback to the first time we walked […]
Each time we visit, we are struck with the natural beauty of Cyimbili – its wildlife, landscape, and people. It is difficult to fully capture the wonder of this place with simple photographs, but here are a few of our most memorable.
The team has returned, but we want to continue to share updates and improvements that were taking place during our visit. For those of us who made the initial “fact finding trip” just two years ago – it’s hard to believe this is the same place. We asked Ephram – our on-site property manager – what […]
As the sun sets tonight so comes the end of the trip to the plantation. We have completed projects, held celebrations, and spent time with a great groups of teachers, workers and kids. Tonight we sat around the table and shared some final reflections about our time here. Hard to give a complete overview of […]
Walt and Marita met with six classes of High School students and talked about computers and astronomy. When one of the classes was asked how many students had used a computer, none raised their hands. The Computer Science teacher himself does not have a computer and teaches about Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint without one. […]
What a day this was on the Cymbilili plantation. Church started at 9am, which means that people from the surrounding villages started their trek on foot hours earlier. By the time 9:00 rolled around, the place was packed with over 400 people. The service lasted three solid hours. That’s three times longer than at Jacksonville […]
Futbol! That’s all these kids seem to want to do during their break from studying. All we have to do is throw a few soccer balls onto the field and simply watch how much fun they have. Giggles and laughter is suddenly the overwhelming sound that consumes the plantation. We did however seem to be getting […]
I was awakened at 5:00 A.M. by soft singing and loud cracking sounds. Walking outside I saw that the women were busy building a fire & starting breakfast for the Pastors who are here for the training. Not only were they in great spirits at such an early hour, they seemed to be honored to be […]