Hi everyone, welcome to my blog! I am a UK volunteer with voluntary service overseas and I'll be living in Rwanda in a small town called Nzige. Nzige is in Rwamagana district to the east of the country towards Tanzania.I'll be going out to Rwanda as an education volunteer to work on UNICEF's child friendly schools campaign. by teaching in a teacher training college and setting up a resource centre.
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Living it up in Butare
It’s good to be back posting on my blog after a month of
absence. It’s not that I’ve not been doing anything, quite the opposite
actually, April has been a busy month for me and so I’m going to try and catch
you all up with the latest happenings for me in Rwanda. So at the beginning of
April I went to Butare for a few days to hang out with my best friends in
Rwanda, Lindsey and Kathy. We spent our time eating, walking around Butare,
discussing girly things and generally having a good time.
Butare is an interesting place. It is the main university
town of Rwanda and it definitely has more of a campus vibe than anywhere else
in Rwanda. There are a couple of studenty clubs and some western style supermarkets.
There is even an ice-cream parlour! Going there was a very exciting experience,
I had no idea that there was somewhere in Rwanda where you could get My whippy
style ice-cream with lots of sprinkles on top, just goes to prove that you can
still make discoveries about Rwanda even after living here for 15 months.
We went to the main university campus of the National University
of Rwanda because they have quite an interesting forest there to walk around.
It was a lovely walk, it reminded me of a forest walk in the UK except that the
weather is better and the birds and insects are much more colourful. I have a
vested interest in exploring Butare because I will be moving there for a few
weeks before the end of my placement to work on some projects with other
In the evening we went to the hip and happening ‘Club Falcon’
where we met someone who look like the Rwandese Super Mario. Dressed to impress,
he did attempt to break dance for us but kept falling over. I know sometimes
you shouldn’t laugh and it’s not like I could do any better but it was just too
funny. I never thought I’d meet a break dancing super Mario in Rwanda...life is
full of surprises!
Lindsey and Kathy
Its about time I got a haircut
Lindsey with Rwandan Super Mario
An insect in the University forest
The main Catholic church in Butare
Am I in jail??? No, just La Procure, a guesthouse in Butare