Wow. One week down and other one to go! We will soon be wrapping up our time with the teachers here in Urukundo Learning Center and our wonderful host, Mama Arlene. Everyone here is incredible with so many stories to tell and arms that always welcome hugs. I think my highlight of this trip so far is being a part of the Azizi life. We got to learn and do what they do everyday. Such hard work they all do. It brought me so much joy to know that the contribution of gifting their family three cows will provide so much to them. And because of this they named one of their cows, Urukundo, meaning love. We celebrated with singing and dancing together. How amazing it is that people can be from completely different backgrounds and celebrate each other with much joy.
Urukundo everyone. ❤️
My name is Jonise and I am the interim festival coordinator for the Anne Frank Project and proud alumni of SUNY Buffalo State with my bachelor's in theater and minor in dance. There are so many things to look forward to in Rwanda, but I am mostly excited to be embrace by the people there and to share this experience with the people going there with me.