From: Dawn L. Rubbert
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2011 1:33 AM
To: All Quakers
Subject: Please Share Widely - Quaker Workcamps in Africa this summer
African Great Lakes Initiative
A project of the Friends Peace Teams
2011 AGLI Workcamps
BURUNDI & RWANDA
Saturday, June 25 to Saturday, July 30
1) Burundi Workcamp – Kamenge
Host Partner: Friends Women’s Association (FWA) – learn more http://www.aglifpt.org/Program/fwa.htm .
Location:Kamenge,Burundi- On the outskirts ofBujumbura
Objective: The Workcamp Peace Team will work at the FWA Clinic which primarily serves HIV+ women and their children.
Details are still in the planning stages but most likely the team will build a security wall around the plot behind the clinic which where there will be a dormitory for patients so that, in due time, the Clinic can become a full hospital. Learn more about the clinic at http://www.fwaburundi.com/
Housing: Workcampers will stay in an apartment at the Friends Center in downtown Bujumbura.
A new window for the clinic Bricklaying for maternity ward
2) Rwanda Workcamp – Gisenyi
Host Partner: Gisenyi Friends Church
Location: Gisenyi, Rwanda. On the northern edge of Lake Kivu, just across the border from Goma, Congo
Objective: plan in process - The 2010 Workcamp Peace Team began construction of
a conference hall, this may be
completed or a new project begun. Afternoons the Workcampers will also
help local residents improve their English.
Housing: Workcampers will stay with local families.
Project at Beginning of workcamp Project at End of workcamp
Attached is a flyer which you may post anywhere or share with others who may be interested.
L. Rubbert, Program Manager
African Great Lakes Initiative/Friends Peace Teams
1001 Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104 USA
If you want to travel quickly, walk alone. If you want to travel far,
walk with others. ~ Traditional African Proverb