Akagera Safari

During the final week of my stay in Rwanda, my friends and I enjoyed a safari in Akagera Game Park. Akagera is in the east of Rwanda, bordering Tanzania. Most of Rwanda is mountainous, and is either rain-forest or jungle, but some of my favorite memories occurred in the small savanna of the east. Within… Continue reading Akagera Safari

Volcanoes National Park

In my final weeks staying in Rwanda, I traveled to Volcanoes National Park in the northern province of Rwanda. My camping site had a brilliant view of the volcanoes, which mark the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The best part of camping was the view at night. The stars in VNP… Continue reading Volcanoes National Park

Cultural Arts

As my time in Rwanda is coming to a close, I am now more than ever appreciating the cultural arts of this country. The past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to visit various art centers, cooperatives, and businesses to learn to dance, sing, and create as the Rwandans do. Throughout my experiences, you… Continue reading Cultural Arts

Life in Muhanga

During my time interning with JAM International, I lived in the Shyogwe sector of Muhanga district, Rwanda. Located to the southwest of Kigali, Muhanga is much more rural than the city I’ve come to call home. Living in a village surrounded by more cows than coffee shops took some getting used to, but after a… Continue reading Life in Muhanga

JAM International

I spent the month of October interning with JAM International at Fred Nkunda Technical Secondary School in Muhanga, Rwanda. At the school, students can choose to study in one of three vocational areas (in addition to earning a diploma): Hotel Operations, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, and Construction. JAM also offers a vocational training center where students… Continue reading JAM International

Venture to Kibuye

This weekend I visited a beautiful town called Kibuye nestled on the shore of Lake Kivu, one of the Great Lakes of Africa. My Peace and Conflict Studies professor, Pastor Anastas, took our class there. Since we were leaving Kigali on the last Saturday of the month, we had to leave at 4 a.m. and… Continue reading Venture to Kibuye

Worship in Africa

In my five weeks here in Rwanda, I’ve had the opportunity to visit several churches in Kigali. Here is a brief summary of my experience of at each church: Charismatic Church The first church I went to was a small charismatic church on the outskirts of Kigali. It was by far the most traditionally African… Continue reading Worship in Africa