Monthly Archives: July 2012

Echoing Memories

I echo Joey’s sentiment, and find myself back in New York City, missing Rwanda, and wondering how to apply what I’ve learned to my life back in the states. I sat in Fort Green Park this morning, processing my emotions … Continue reading

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The Journey Ends–and Begins…

This is Joey with a quick “morning-after return from Rwanda” reflection. Arriving back in New York yesterday after nearly 24 hours of travel was definitely a culture shock.  The fast-paced nature of the city immediately jolted me—and as I sat … Continue reading

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Lots of different emotions are swirling at the Civitas hotel today, as we all prepare to leave Rwanda and return home or move on to the next step in our travels. It’s hard to end such a monumental trip, especially … Continue reading

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Ntarama… Nyamata… Murabeho (Part I)

I spent yesterday morning in silence.  We visited the genocide memorials in churches at Ntarama and at Nyamata.  We reflected on those lost and the pressures and influences that lead up to this time.   The tattered clothing and tarnished remnants … Continue reading

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The Travail of Travel

I am grateful to my classmate Claro for sending our group an inspiring essay on travel by Pico Iyer. In his analysis on why we travel, he recalls that all of his meaningful journeys have involved hard work, which brings … Continue reading

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The better to hear you with, my dear!

Today we continued our work at KYC.  On our day off, we have taken the desire of the KYC participants to learn about play building and planned two sessions.   During our work today, those plans continued to change and adjust. … Continue reading

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A different kind of 4th of July…

This is Ramy writing in the wake of the 4th of July holiday, a day which carries many meanings. In Rwanda, we recognized a different kind of July 4th than Americans celebrate. Rather than proudly brandishing red-white-and-blue at a backyard … Continue reading

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