Urumuri Activities Report
In this April all URUMURI activities were going well in general, as previous months. One week was reserved for commemoration of Tutsis genocide in Rwanda; that’s why we have reduced our weekly activities, respecting the government’s address and let the children attend all commemoration activities in their sectors. After that week we have resumed all the Centre’s activities.
This month was almost covered by holiday’s time; that’s why we focused on Rwandan culture activities: traditional dance, regional and modern dances, poetry and different debatable topics. Out of these holiday activities also our normal activities have been run, such as Saturday canteen, Saturday meetings, Shiatsu classes, English classes…
During this holyday our debate topic has been based on the commemoration days that our country was passing through. We had discussed about the roles of the politicians in the organization of the Tutsis genocide, and how they had mobilized different young people to put in practice those bad ideas that were teaching them. In these discussions we were seeing how important the force of the youth is to put in practice any kind of plan that they had. We have seen how they used the power of the youth of 1994 to put in practice the Tutsis genocide in a very short period, because they had a lot of energy! That’s why we had discussed about how we are going to use that power trying to build the well being of our country in terms of relationships among all Rwandans, economy and good education.
We had also discussed about HIV (AIDS) and we have given some of our children to make researches about this matter. The research was given to Hamin Fabrice, Icyimpaye Wellars and Ingabire Esperance; they were supposed to do the research on these different points:
- different ways that HIV (AIDS) can be transmitted
- different ways to protect ourselves against HIV (AIDS)
- different sexually transmitted diseases
- The bad impact that HIV (AIDS) have in the economics of our country
We have also carried on our everyday activities based on sport program, yoga, games for juniors and seniors, English class for all children, also with all those who are in boarding schools and in these days of holiday were in Kigali.
During this holyday we went to visit some of the children at their homes in the program that have started recently. We have started with the children who study in the boarding schools, in order to profit the time that they are at their homes and we discussed with them and their parents about different points and we also let them communicate to us about their wishes and needs.
We have visited the family of Naome, Moise and Jeannette. When we have been at Moise’s and Jeannette’s house they were not there; their mother told us that Moise was gone to play foot ball in his team because he is a goal keeper in the junior team of Esperance, which is the first division in Rwanda but they didn’t know where Jeannette was gone. In our discussion we had talked about Jeannette education, they have told us that she hasn’t her school report because she didn’t do the third term exams because she was seek, but Moise and Naome are studing well. Apart of that we had also discussed about their every day life, how they live.
We have also gone to Fridaus’ and Assia’s home, their three young brothers and one young sister were all at home with their mother and grandmother. We have discussed about their education, how they perform in school and their discipline, just to know their participation in their children education. We also have small conversation just to know each other, we told them about our Center activities and its schedules.
I have spoke with the parents of Izabayo Sandrine because she was too seek, you remember when I have told about her ears disease, the infection has became too painful so it’s hard for her to hear anything in class. She had followed many treatments without any results. This last term she didn’t do the examinations because she was very seek. In general other children are going well in their everyday lives.