Archives for the month of: June, 2013

We are just wrapping up our second day in Rwanda and are having the most amazing time. Yesterday (Wednesday) we met with the Rwanda Partners staff in the morning–they are the greatest. Then we spent the rest of the day at Theoneste’s catch up school, where we met all of the students and teachers. We had planned on teaching art to the kids, but the teachers wanted us in the classrooms with them, so today we each taught a different subject to the students.
We’ve been so blessed by the staff we’re working with, and have had a great time getting to know the students! This country is beautiful and we are so excited to see what else is in store in the remaining weeks!

Imama aguhye umugisha (God bless you), Team Rwanda


I just received an email from Allie with Rwanda Partners. The team’s luggage has reached them now. Fun times ahead!


Here’s an email I received from the team this morning. They’ve reached Kigali safely, and are settling in with their hosts.

Hi Owen!
This is Hayley! We made it to Kigali safe and sound and we just met with everyone at the office! We’re having a great time! 8 of our 9 bags didn’t arrive with us but we should get them by Thursday night! We are LOVING it here so far! We’ll keep you updated 🙂


The entire team is now assembled- next stop, Brussels, Belgium!
Rwanda Newark

This morning Hayley and Haley met at SeaTac Airport to begin their travel to Rwanda. (That’s Y-Hayley on the left). They’ll meet Summer and Erin in Newark before leaving the country.

We’ll keep you updated through this blog. If you have questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact me at (206) 427-1296 or

Thanks for your support of these students!

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Here’s a snapshot of this team’s trip, outlined in the group’s final presentation.

SPRINT Class Final

At last night’s SPRINT training class each team presented a final report on their trips and the work of their host partners.  This group of 30 students is looking forward to exciting and mutually-enriching experiences around the world this summer!