Our last tour to Rwanda was in 2007. Though I have been back multiply times since then, on August 24th six Americans will be joining fellow board member Sara Oberdorf and me in Kigali as we begin a tour of this amazing country and our programs.
When I posted the trip over two months ago to our email list, the trip IMMEDIATELY sold out! Our guests will meet the new nation builders on this once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity. They will spend their days meeting the people of Rwanda through a variety of personal visits, public talks and presentations, community service activities, and sharing in meals. They will meet the men, women and children taking part in various Itafari programs including education, microfinance, health and human services, and entrepreneurship.
They will have the opportunity to participate in schoolroom lessons and play with children in our sponsorship program. They'll meet recipients of micro loans and visit their businesses. We will visit the women of Gahaya who make beautiful artisan baskets that are being sold all over the world.
We'll get to visit many parts of the country including a visit to the Akagera Game Park. Some will go and meet the gorillas up close and personal!
We will also go to the genocide memorial to pay our respects and acknowledge what must be remembered.
I cannot wait for this trip with Sara and our guests. If you're interested in future travel with us, let me know! We may be heading back in the Spring!