Monthly Archives: February 2011

Ready for the Mountain Gorillas

While my assignments until now involved tramping through villages in the peri-urban cells of Karugira and Kigarama, I was dispatched to a new cell my last day in the field to help another group.  The Nyarurama cell is a much … Continue reading

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Men and Children

 I found myself in a few interesting situations involving men while in the field these past few days. First on Wednesday we gave a man we met in a village a ride to the next village. We by the way … Continue reading

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Where Did the Water Go?

I had difficulties getting good sleep last night.  They were doing some work on the road in front of our hotel in the middle of the night.  It was impossible to sleep through it even with earplugs because whatever they … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Kigali

 My weekend started off with my first exercise session since arriving in Rwanda.  For does of you who know who much exercising is part of my life, you can imagine how painful it’s been for me to skip my morning … Continue reading

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Rough Night But Great Day

Well I guess the odds of getting sick when you visit latrines all day long and eat fruits that have been washed with questionable water are pretty high … It was a rough nigh for me … I’ll spare you … Continue reading

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Gosh it’s Hot!!

Today was our first day in Rwanda without any rain but gosh it is hot and humid.  Since we didn’t encounter any many technical glitches, we were able to go through 3 villages in a day.  We visited 2 schools, both of … Continue reading

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School Visit

 The highlight of the day was my first visit to a primary school.  Over 1,000 students attend this school.  There is no water supply to the school so kids must carry their own water to school.  Keep in mind that … Continue reading

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