A short post tonight because we spent the day at Azizi life - a day in a typical Rwanda village - and I am positively exhausted. A wonderful host family took us into their homes and their lives for the day. We did work in their fields, fetched water, ate a bountiful, avocado filled lunch, made candles, and participated in a cow-gifting ceremony. Afterwards we got to purchase artisan crafts made by people from the village.
The families we visited with embraced us with open arms and lots and lots of kindness (and patience). I feel humbled by the hard work that they do every single day, especially seeing how tired I am by participating in a small fraction of it.
It was also so special to spend some time outside and connect with the earth in this beautiful place.
That's all for tonight as I'm taking some time to rest up for the rest of the week- we travel to Huye tomorrow!
(And because my words are in short supply tonight, here's a picture that can barely begin to capture how stunning this country is)
I am a teaching artist and the social media coordinator for The Anne Frank Project, as well as a Buffalo State College alum, with a Bachelors in Theater Arts. I have worked with AFP as a student, intern, and now staff member, and am so proud to be a part of this team. Going to Rwanda is a dream, and I’m most looking forward to being immersed in the rich and amazing story of the country and it’s people.