Field Stories

IS SACRIFICE IN THE EQUATION?

What do we think of when we think of luxury? Maybe a fancy car, or an expensive hotel? Just to keep our materialistic minds in check, let's look at luxury from a refugee point of view, shall we? So far, our kids have been in school for approximately 1 1/2 months. The...

REFUGEE TEACHER DREAMS OF EDUCATION

While visiting the Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda this March, I talked to a delightful woman who is the head-mistress of the primary school at the camp. Her name is Françoise. Her sister is actually one of our 234 highschool students! Françoise was asking me if it is...

BUILDING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

As I walked through the Gihembe refugee camp, the biggest building structure inside the camp was the Hope school. And though it was the biggest building, it was still made out of clay and wood and it still had the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)...

VISIT TO GIHEMBE REFUGEE CAMP

Twenty two years ago, approximately 800,000 people were massacred in Rwanda in the span of a hundred days, creating a generation of refugees. A lost generation, who fled utter destruction of buildings, industries, schools, roads, homes and most of all their lives....

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