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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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Volunteer from England

Charlotte Earl is a student nurse from England with a love for children and a heart of gold.
Charlotte came for 19 days to volunteer at the Urukundo Learning Center. She and the kids connected with love and activities. She was a most welcome volunteer. She advanced our health program at the school, shared devotions in the evening with the home kids and monitored exams at the primary school. She had a busy time while she was with us. Love you, Charlotte. Mama & kids.


Measuring our growing students

Student nurse Charlotte and John Paul combined forces to weigh and measure all 702 of our students for a growth chart to follow each year.
We hope to keep a record that we can share with the parents as we watch their children grow on a yearly basis.

The preschool was first on the schedule.

Stepping on a scale and then backing up to the wall is not hard unless you are 3 years old and getting instructions from a woman who speaks only English. John Paul was a godsend and such a help by speaking both English and Kinyarwanda.
Project moved on to the Primary School.



Our university students came home in July to celebrate the birthdays of their sister Anitha, also a university student, and all of the children with birthdays in the previous three months and the next three months. Hey, that is how you do birthdays when you have 52 kids.
From left, Lilliane, Divine and Esperance.
Visitors Naomi Brooks from Melbourne, Australia, and Charlotte Earl from England joined staff member Olive and university students Divine and Esperance in a balloon fest. So delightful!


Worship at Urukundo

We are welcoming a new children’s choir at worship. This group is part of the over 60 children who come to worship with us each Sunday morning from the community. After worship, all children are invited to have lunch with the Urukundo kids and staff. Each Sunday, we add seats and benches as God blesses our service. We welcome the children with pleasure and thanksgiving.

Pastor Yves and Lilliane introduce visitors and visiting pastor and family to the congregation.





Sharing a blessing 

Gifts from churches in America are shared by the Urukundo Worship Center with children in our community.
The gift bags are full of much needed supplies. They were made as a Christmas project for Urukundo and the surrounding community by the children and parents of St. Paul's United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation in State College, Pennsylvania, USA.
The bags first were distributed at Christmas when over 500 children came to celebrate the birth of Christ with us. Throughout the year, the gift bags are used to give gifts to newborn babies from the Mama and Baby House and for needy children during the entire year. Each bag has a special message of love written by the giver.

Thank you, children and parents. What a wonderful project!

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