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A Note for New Readers

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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Saturday
Jan312009

Our 2009 Education Total: 329 children!

You have gone beyond my wildest dreams and hopes.

329 children have received the assistance needed to attend school. Our goal was 300. We have reached that goal and exceeded it. This is 329 real children who will be able to attend school in 2009 that otherwise would not have been able to.

You are the best.
Saturday
Jan312009

Our Secondary School Kids

Our kids did exceptionally well on the National Exams. The extra study time with a teacher in the evenings payed off. They are very pleased and the younger kids now know how important those evening classes are.

Secondary school is equivalent to High School in the United States.  Going away from home is always scary and it is no different for the 7 kids from our family. Secondary school is a boarding school. King David Academy, a school in Kigali, has accepted to take our kids at a reduced rate because we are a home for orphans and abandoned children. We are blessed as we could not send the kids to a better school nor could we afford the full tuition cost.

Leaving them there was difficult and the first week they all wanted to come home. It is better now, but the food is not as good as home. Sound familiar?

Divine, Anett, Esperance, Lucie, Penina, Alexandre, and Tresard Divine, Anett, Esperance, Lucie, Penina, Alexandre, and Tresard
Saturday
Jan312009

Our Baby Calf is Born

At last our baby has been born. She is beautiful and looks like her mother Blossom. Her name is Daisy.
Daisy
Saturday
Jan312009

An Update on Turkey Time

Well, as you all know it was my desire to have all white turkeys on the farm. Too that end we bought a white Tom for breeding with the white hen. I also bought a black Tom and several hens to be our Christmas dinner. Sounded like a good plan.

Didn't work.

The day before Christmas I sent word to the farm manager to slaughter three turkeys for the Christmas dinner and he did as directed. However he wanted me to have the biggest turkey for our dinner and so the white tom was selected and is no more. Needless to say Christmas dinner was not good for me. The kids had no such problem and enjoyed the meat very much.

Our turkey population is growing as we now have 6 chicks hatched from our own eggs and I hope one of them is a white Tom. We shall see.
Saturday
Jan312009

New Soccer Uniforms

Sarah Ketchley and her son Tom Wilson

Our kids were blessed with their very own uniforms for soccer.  Sarah and her son Tom from Seattle came to work and deliver uniforms and shoes to our kids.

Don't they look great?

The kids in their new soccer uniforms