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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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Hope Made Real board members visit

In the middle of the month, more volunteers arrived.
Carol Falke and Marilyn Ely are time-honored visitors to Urukundo. Marilyn first came when we were in Kibirige. Carol first came in 2011, and this was her eighth time to spend with us.

Carol is president and Marilyn is treasurer of Hope Made Real, which is our nonprofit 501(c)(3) in the USA.

Marilyn, left, and Carol loved their time with the children.

Marilyn learned new rules to an old game.
Carol and company made books using stickers to decorate the books.
Not only were Carol and Marilyn at Urukundo, but so was Margie Krogh, secretary of Hope Made Real and from Penn Hills, Pennsylvania, USA. She’s at left in the first row of the photo.
Imagine three Hope Made Real board members at Urukundo at one time!

We are honored by their presence.

The other two guests in the photo are Latha Bhagavatula, wife of the new director for Carnegie Mellon University-Africa in Kigali and at right in the photo,  and Cheryl Mutabazi, back from Australia, and in the center of the back row.


A special visitor for Carol

This young man from Kigali, Rwanda, is a student at Penn State University, located in Carol’s hometown. He has been kind enough to bring a gift from Carol to Rwanda.

He honored Carol by visiting her at Urukundo Village.

Thank you, Emmy Muhoza.



Beautiful hands

We are hand in hand. Sharing the love.
Peter Zittel took this picture.

Think on this exceptional photo, please.


Rwanda-Buffalo connection

Aimable Twagilimana, a Rwandan living in Buffalo, New York, USA, and a professor at Buffalo State College, paid us a visit. It was another very short visit, but he toured our campus and met the teachers and students here. Thank you, Drew, for suggesting he visit us while he was home visiting his family.


June 2018 Newsletter

What an exciting month!

The Primary 6 students are our first graduating class from Urukundo Learning Center. The students, teachers and Urukundo managers had the very first field trip ever. But not the last. The field trip will be a yearly event.
Large busloads traveled to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

The group visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre and paid respect and honor to those lost in the genocide.

After the visit to the Genocide Memorial, the children visited the Parliament building, which is the seat of governing body in Rwanda.
This was such an important day for Urukundo Primary 6 kids, teachers and managers. The students will graduate in November.

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