A project of the Friends Peace Teams

2011 AGLI Workcamps BURUNDI & RWANDA

Saturday, June 25 to Saturday, July 30

We accept all ages: workcampers have been as young as 8, as old as 84 and have included an entire family of five. Our goal is for each team to include 6 international (non-African) and 6 local workcampers plus professional builders. Physical & Skill requirements: Good health and willingness to do manual labor. Construction skills and experience are not necessary.

1) Burundi Workcamp – Kamenge

Host Partner: Friends Women’s Association (FWA) – learn more at

http://www.aglifpt.org/Program/fwa.htm.

Location: Kamenge, Burundi - On the outskirts of Bujumbura

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. Take an online tour of the clinic at http://www.fwaburundi.com/

Housing: Workcampers will stay in an apartment at the Friends Center in downtown

Bujumbura.

2) Rwanda Workcamp – Gisenyi

Host Partner: Gisenyi Friends Church

Location: Gisenyi, Rwanda. On the northern edge of Lake Kivu, west of Kigali, 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. Workcampers will help local residents improve their English in the afternoons.

Housing: Workcampers will stay with local families

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