Travel · World Affairs

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Hello everyone! My name is Lily and I’m a Fellow at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut! This past month I had the good fortune of traveling to East Africa. One of the highlights of my trip was gorilla trekking in the oldest national park in Africa, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park – also home to… Continue reading Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Felicity Harley's Trip to Rwanda

Inside look at the making of Butaro hospital

Cody Birkey – An architect for Butaro Hospital and volunteer from the MASS GROUP, San Francisco – a Harvard Graduate so perhaps a fellow New Englander! “I’m  fascinated by the stonework. We chose the material because we thought it highlighted the region really well, being a kind of volcanic pumice found only in the Northern… Continue reading Inside look at the making of Butaro hospital

Felicity Harley's Trip to Rwanda

Rwanda Trip Contd

 Went for a heroes day celebration in one of the umudugudus (communities) with the district secretary Hubert.   This is a day when Rwandans come together to celebrate unity after the genocide and to celebrate their heroes.   These heroes are the liberators and also the Rwandans who refused to take part in the genocide and were… Continue reading Rwanda Trip Contd