What a day, what a day? Today I got to do a tour of part of the Nyamirambo neighborhood. I got to see how people live and learn from them. I also got to visit the woman center there in that village. These women help other women in their community to make sustainable living. They helped with education and giving them sowing lessons. It was beautiful to hear and see what they do for these women. It was also great to see all the children in that community. After the tour of that neighborhood I got to get a home cooked meal. That food was SOOOOOO GOOD. I had dodo and rice and I am still thinking about it!
The next part of my day was pretty heavy. The village went to Kigali Memorial Center. Here it really put the reality in all that we learned through the Anne Frank Project. Of course I knew it was real, but being there and seeing it with your own eyes is completely different then someone telling you about it. My heart truly moved as I walked through this center. I feel completely differently about things and it's only the second day. Paying our respects and being there as a village was really something that helped me a lot. Being able to talk to people who just went and did what I did and had different perspectives made me see it through a new light and was very necessary. Listening is very important and you never want to shut down anyone's feelings.
The rest of the day was very calm. We went to a restaurant and got some delicious food and just hung up. It was great being around good people in this fabulous Country.
"This is about our past and our future
Our nightmares and dreams
Our fear and our hope
Which is why we begin where we end...
With the country we love..."
My name is Tierra Purdue and I am a Applied Mathematics major with a concentration in statistics and a minor in Business Economics! With having this study background I feel honored to go to Rwanda and see firsthand how much they have grown over the years!