Wednesday, August 21, 2013

When there is hope there is a way

  We from RUDEC have some news: Summer School has finished now!. John, Pierrick and Ida, have been teaching for the last ten weeks and enjoyed it very much to teach the kids and have learned a lot from them ourselves by teaching as well. It was quite a challenge to keep around 30 kids of all ages from 5 to 15 interested in our subjects day by day but it has been very fruitful for them. The subjects taught primarily included maths, English, geography (including some lessons on natural disasters) and French.


Now the children will go back to school on the 2nd of September 2013 and RUDEC is preparing everything for the orphans to be ready on their first school day: New bags, school books and notebooks have been bought and sorted for every child and are waiting in the RUDEC office to be distributed.

John is going to leave us this week and goes back home after 3 months to complete his Disaster Management degree in England. It has been a very enjoyable and interesting time with him here. Although his presence here will be missed, we are very happy that he will continue to support RUDEC’s work through sponsoring one of our orphans.   

Photo by Yuri Wahl Valle

But we have good news to tell you as well: 3 new volunteers from Germany are going to arrive on the 17th of September to support RUDEC in the after school programme. It will be their first community learning experience, and we are excited to share it with them!

More good news is that Princess Martha, the youngest orphan in the RUDEC programme, is doing fine again. She has been to the hospital because of dehydration, but with the support of RUDEC and the Belo Health Centre she has recovered and is in good health again.

 We want to say a big thank you to all the RUDEC supporters, sponsors and volunteers out there wherever you are; without you RUDEC couldn’t exist and work as it does now!

And of course, we are always looking for further support on our current projects:
You can actively be helping us by donating to sponsoring a child, volunteering, spreading RUDEC’s work amongst your friends and helping us to build a new volunteer house for RUDEC to be able to host more volunteers at the same time, and to also host guest for future ecotourism opportunities in and around Belo.

Support us here: (our website) 
(Crowdfunding website for the new volunteer house)