Day 8: On the border with Rwanda

Breakfast was prepared at 8 o’clock, Mamma Saturday , the lady who takes care of the house and grandma of the twins, prepares every morning omelette and fresh fruits and in the evening the ‘real African dinner’ (rise, mashed green banana’s, avocado, beans, peanut-sauce, potato’s and some other vegetables). When I finish eating I am not allowed to clean my own plate nor help her with anything. I’m absolutely not used to this, but I really think she enjoys taking care of others.

Today I did not go to Child Africa school, instead I accompanied Julie, Amy, Barbra and Paddie. We drove to a school located on the border with Rwanda, it’s one of the schools where Child Africa has sponsor kids. Most of the children are orphans or come from very very poor families. The school has more than 300 kids, but only 16 are being sponsored!!! So there was a meeting about this issue.

When we arrived we got a very warm welcome, unfortunately the meeting was pretty boring, so Amy and I went outside to take pictures and have fun with the kids. The school is located on a steep hill, the view was amazing, we could even see Rwanda.

At 3 pm lunch was served, again the same food as always (potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, matoke, some chicken and a peanut sauce). This time my appetite was very low, if there is one thing I hate it is bad table manners! The teachers and headmaster of the school filled their plates as if they were building pyramids, on top of that they started to eat with their hands! I tell you it wasn’t amusing at all.

In the late afternoon Amy and Barbra accompanied me to a local market to buy fruits: 2 mangos, 4 oranges, a bunch of little bananas, 0.5kg passion fruits for a total of 2 euro!

In the evening when I was writing this blog I heard something in my room, it was a little black mouse.  Don’t judge, but yes I was scared. Patrick, a guy from Congo who’s staying at the house, told me he wants to catch it and eat it! Unfortunately for him we didn’t catch it, instead Amy and I tried to get rid of it with a stick. After more than one hour, we managed to get it out of the room, I can go to sleep without worries now!

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8 responses to “Day 8: On the border with Rwanda

  1. hehe you scared away Patrick’s dinner but it is good what your doing with Child Africa, is there anything other than the Facebook can do to help and raise awareness?

  2. Reblogged this on manolosway and commented:
    A college friend of mine is doing charity work in Africa right now and I just thought I’d share her post and raise awareness of the organization she is helping out, its really small at the moment but she said it’ll be great if you simply ‘like’ their Facebook page and raise their profile
    http://www.facebook.com/ChildAfrica1

  3. Very interesting post! I wonder if you’d enjoy reading my recent blog post on Fair Trade and the Baskets of Africa.

    Lon
    http://lonsdesigns.wordpress.com

  4. That dinner sounds amazing!

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