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

 

 

More info? Contact Dawn Rubbert via dawn@aglifpt.org or go to www.aglifpt.org

 

Attached is a flyer which you may post anywhere or share with others who may be interested.

 

Dawn L. Rubbert, Program Manager
African Great Lakes Initiative/Friends Peace Teams
1001 Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63104 USA
314-647-1287
 
If you want to travel quickly, walk alone. If you want to travel far,
walk with others.
  ~  Traditional African Proverb




2011 Flyer <<== Link to Flyer