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United Communities

Our journey to Kampala began with an early bus from Butare filled with Jim Dale’s voice reading us Harry Potter. We arrived a few hours early to the bus but thankfully discovered the most amazing spring rolls at a bus … Continue reading

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An experience in fieldwork

This summer, the GROW team aimed to conduct a research project in order to assess the nutritional status of the children of the women who have already completed MHEP. We came to Rwanda having full faith that the clinic would … Continue reading

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When you realize you aren’t an NGO

If it is possible for a brain to overheat, I think I speak for all the GROW interns that this has been a common occurrence this week. Let me assure you that in between our adventures to rainforests,  Kigali, and … Continue reading

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Stranded in the Savannah

Stranded in the Savannah The last few days have been a whirlwind of adventures and information for our team. We departed from Butare via public bus at 7:00 am, and arrived in Kigali slightly nauseous from the winding roads, but … Continue reading

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Adventures at Nyungwe

After almost three weeks in Butare, we were ready for a little getaway.  Last Wednesday we planned a trip to Nyungwe National Park for a day of hiking. We decided we would go the very next day. We asked Pascal … Continue reading

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The Pyramid Program

We started this journey on an inevitable high, taking in every moment, every conversation, gazing wide-eyed at the gorgeous green hills and smiling thoughtlessly at each person who came up to greet us as Umuzungu.  The first week felt like … Continue reading

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Muzungu Amakuru!

  Welcome to a day in the life of a GROW intern (warning, due to our strange diets while in Rwanda, this will be a mostly food-based post):   We: eat… walk… talk about food…meet…walk…eat…walk….read/nap… talk about food more … … Continue reading

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