It was comforting to be in an African country that is still growing but moving in a positive direction compared to other African countries.
I believe this is partly because of the effects of the genocide on the country and it’s people as a whole. It was sad and brutal but it brought a whole new system of peaceful living.
We had open mic night at the schools’ canteen. We got to see the hidden talents of my fellow students. A lovely local played the guitar for us and welcomed us to Rwanda. Although we have been there for 4 weeks now.
At this point, I am familiar with all the districts in Kigali, the best restaurants, awesome coffee shops and too much medical device information than my head can take. We had our last hospital visit as a group on Friday and thank fully fixed an x-ray probe but wasn’t able to get the autoclave working. The biggest issue in Africa with the repair of medical devices is the lack of spare parts for the donated components. But I’m constantly appreciative of all the learning taking place.
The weekend went by really fast. We went dancing as a group and saw some local band called URBAN BOYS. Danced all night and got ready for our trip on Sunday. Sunday was a gloom and sad day for all the participants because of the move to our respective districts.
MY THOUGHTS SO FAR?
I love Rwanda. it is a clean city with very friendly individuals.
she feels really safe. The food is similar across the nation, so a bit bland.
she has a fairly good mix of african food and western food.
The main source of income for the country is tourism and tea
she definitely has more than a thousand hills.
MUSANZE will give me a different perspective of rwanda