I know that today is techincally the first day of March, but I wanted to post some photos to recap the month of February. I can’t believe that in 13 days I will have been in Rwanda six months! I keep thinking back to my year in Germany, where February was the half-way mark. After six months I felt integrated and like I was on the home stretch. I’ve now been in Rwanda the same amount of time, but it feels totally different. I feel like I’m still settling into the village and meeting people. And I’m not anywhere near the home stretch- I’m not even 1/4 of the way done!
6 months down, 21 to go! I can’t wait to see what the next years will bring! But for now, here’s a glimpse into February’s activities.
UF recruited the most PCVs in 2012! Some Senior 3 girls did a celebratory Gator Chomp!
Donatha showed me how to make umugwegwe, the fibers used to weave baskets
Met the farming association Mugore Kora
Went to a dance party, which ended with 50 people, mostly children, crammed into one room eating delicious food and drinking banana wine
I’m working on developing a project to help a basket weaving association so I visited to take pictures of their products
Most rwandans look very serious in pictures, so I loved that this woman had huge grin.
My third basket making lesson with all the pros looking on.
On Wednesday the social studies department had a presentation for the whole school. Some of my Senior 5 boys loooove to use my camera.