Rwimiyaga Youth project and preschool hall update 22 January 2014

Here is an update from last week. We can now see some more work has been done and
we are eagerly waiting... Enjoy!
Here the building for the latrines are coming along well
And the hall is almost complete.

This is the annex of the hall, the two windows on the right is for the classroom...
Major Wenche and Mr Per is visiting us this week from Jeloy Folk High School, a school run by
The Salvation Army in Norway.
and the one window to the left is for the teachers room and preschool storage.
 Major Wenche and  Mr Per, a teacher, are here to see if it is possible to have some students
come for a class next year "Destination East Africa", doing preschool work, youth and
Community work for a month or so.

Now the "see through" plastic sheets are in place and the sun can shine and light up the hall :)
The kitchen now has a roof, doors and windows
A little peek into the kitchen and storage
The plastic sheets are not in place yet, so it is still dark in the rooms.

...and windows are in place, the glass will be put in last.

So we are doing some progress - now we are unpatient to get this hall up and running,
so the children and youth can finally have their programs up and running.
When I visisted the preschool children this day at the Community hall, they had been
pushed out of the hall  because the TSA preschool was to be opened by now.
For now they have preschool in a small office room (2,5x4 m), all 80 Children :/
Not easy for them, but they are happy for the new school so the teachers said it is ok
as they will soon move out of there to the beautiful hall.

Be blessed!
Photos: Anna-Maria Tuftstrom
Copyright text and photos: Anna-Maria Tuftstrom
Can be used by The Salvation Army by permission for information and fundraising.
Just send us an email and we´ll get you originals of photos :)

Rwimiyaga Multipurpose hall with preschool annex

 On January 6 we visited the construction of the Rwimiyaga Youth Project multipurpose hall.

Due to heavy rain and storms the Construction work is still ongoing and will be completed
in February. We can already see that the building was there,
There were many workers on the scene,

and the roof was in place  (except for the light sheets) and it is looking good :)
It is a beautiful area with a great view.
There will be electricity in the hall and we are waiting for water to be available too.
The workers are now preparing for the latrines and as you can see, The Project Officer
seems to be happy with the progress

The men are digging a 25 m deep hole before building thesmall house.

It is a serious work, they climb down and put dirt in a bucket that other workers bring to
the surface, digging deeper and deeper.

We were also able to add an annex in the end of the building so that the preschool children
can be divided in two groups. The door leads to a 3,5x5 m classroom

... and if you enter from the opposite side you will find a small office and storage for the

To have a preschool we need to provide classrooms and latrines so we are doing good!
We have a food program at the preschool, so when we move to the new building we also
have to build a kitchen. Thanks to Sponsorship we are now on the way building that too.
We will not have to rent a kitchen anymore, and it will be used for not only preschool, but
for youth program and for the church business.

Updated with photos 16 Jan 19:35
Copyright text and photos: Anna-Maria Tuftstrom
Can be used by The Salvation Army centers/media after permission. Please send e-mail to us and we will get you original photos to work with :)

Happy Sponsorship Year 2014!

Now we have prepared the Calendar from some seconds of the Sponsorship work here in Rwanda.  We have an open .docx where you can change language and fonts (we have used Albertus Medium in the original)  or a .pdf
Just e-mail us and we will send it to you :)
you can download a .pdf  here via mediafire:
Here is some info about the photos from the calendar:
Photo 1: Dedication of the multipurpose hall in Rubirizi where the preschool children finally have a good environment for their playing and studying.
Photo 2: John Gowans preschool drummer boys in Rwimiyaga. They wanted to buy
drums and practice for a local competition between all preschools in the area. They did
very well and competed even at regional level.
Photo 3: A child at Rutobwe preschool holding one of the african dolls that a young girl
sent them all the way from Sweden.
Photo 4: Leadership in Rwanda and Burundi Command; front row from the left:
DSWM Major Annett Musamali, CSWM Major Elianise Clenat, OC Lt Colonel Seth Appeateng,
CPWM Lt Colonel Janet Appeateng, GS Major Jean Clenat, DC Major George Musamali 
(sorry for all the abbreviations...)
Photo 5: A child graduating from Gituro parents Committee preschool, receiving her
diploma so she can attend primary school.
God bless you!


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