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Urukundo Village is an independent home for Rwandan children created and funded through Hope Made Real and its incredibly kind donors. We are not funded by any particular denomination or organization and welcome all who seek to help the children of Rwanda and create a better world not just for a child, but for us all. 

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August 2016 Newsletter

The Segal Family Foundation Annual conference was held in Uganda. It was such a pleasure meeting others who serve in different aspects of caring. The 3 days were well spent. In attendance were partners from Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Congo, and Tanzania.

As usual I forgot I had my camera.

New logo small and large.

Grand opening NEW VISION VETERINARY HOSPITAL(NVVH)! Urukundo was honored to be invited to the grand opening of the much needed hospital and laboratory for animals in Rwasa North Province, Rwanda. The founder & director of this project is Urukundo’s good friend, Doctor Otto Fischer from Austria. We have known Dr. Otto for over 9 years (remember Otto was the doctor who operated on our cow Daisy with the calcified eye). He has been a good friend and helped us out many times. CONGRATULATIONS DOCTOR OTTO! Austrian & Rwandese working hand in hand improving the health of our animals and our population. Healthy animals, healthier people.

The Laboratory team

The laboratory and team are very impressive

Claudia and Irwin's Austrian dress reminded me of my favorite movie “Sound of Music.” Delightful! I’m the short one in the picture.

One of the work centers in the Laboratory and the staff

The children at Otto’s home for children, Verein Future for Kids were an important part of the celebration.

Newest baby at Urukundo Farm. She is a cutie.

Sports for the younger set

Jason and Foote ball

Jenny and T-ball

Soso has teeth missing. He is at that age. Doesn’t seem possible.

Jean Paul(John Paul) graduated from Secondary school in November 2015. This young man is preparing to travel to Seattle, Washington and a colder climate for further education. We will miss him, as he is a strong big brother for our younger kids. He is also the song leader at devotions and the Phys. Ed teacher at our school. Our Foote ball (soccer) team will suffer.

Hey, it is not easy for a mom to send her kids across the world and out of physical reach. I should be okay with this but each time is new. John Paul will be #6 to move away from Urukundo Home to the US and toward a better life through higher education.

Claudine’s new glasses. Thanks to a generous donor, she now has a new pair and a spare pair. She loves the red and deep burgundy combination. The bright red makes them easier for her to find.

 

Visitors

Team from Kiskiminetas Presbytery, PA, arrive in Kigali.

Kiski Presbyterian Team at Departure. They are still smiling.

Giselle, teacher, Claudine & Dr. Debby

Technician Gabriel

Dr. Debby at work in Urukundo Dental Clinic.

Dr. Debby and Olivier, our Dental Technicians at Urukundo. We are so happy Debby met all three of our Technicians. No photo of Edmond our third Technicians. Sorry.

Durfee is a master quilter.

Her gift to Urukundo is beautiful as is our daughter, Divine, the model presenting the beauty of the quilt.

Black and white personified.

Olivier, Debby & Durfee

Olive added to the mix.

Mama and Baby House

Twin girls come back to visit Urukundo. How very beautiful.

Two precious newborn babies. Expressions are special.

Primary School Progress

Last but not least. Progress on the school continues. Inside walls are cemented, base stones for floor are laid and waiting for cement to complete the job. Leveling the outside land and planting trees to hold the soil needs to be done. We can use the class rooms. There is still a need of $20,000 to finish paying the contractor. We are so happy to be so close to finishing the Primary school.

This has been a 6 year project. Thank you everyone who contributed to this long-term program. The school now has an enrollment of 450 children and when finished it will have an enrollment of over 700 in the community and surrounding area. You are all contributing the the future of these children. Thank You!


In closing, I leave you with this thought:

The vulnerable children of Rwanda and the world.

Opportunity is what they need. Your love. Their lives, Our world, You can make a difference.

Your most appreciated gift can be sent to the address below or use the Donate button at the upper right-hand corner of the screen:

Hope Made Real
PO Box 3222
Williamsport, PA. 17701

Much love,

Mama Arlene
Director
Urukundo Foundation/Hope Made Real

Help make their world a better place.

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