We need your help

Dear Friend, Thanks to your support, 2012 has been a very successful year for Imbabazi- full of goal realization and transition. Not only are our children growing up and completing their education but our farm is now self-sustaining. We celebrated the commemoration of...

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Until next time…our friend

This month we celebrated someone special at Imbabazi - Ashley - our Peace Corps Volunteer. November marks the end of her service with Imbabazi. Her journey with Peace Corps has been interesting and full of surprises as she began her service in the Northern African...

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Celebrating one year of English

This week we celebrated one year of English classes for our gardeners and staff. Although they are only able to have one 2-hour class a week, they work very hard and can often be spotted studying together from their notebooks during their breaks in the afternoon. They...

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Family Reunification

A new program has begun at Imbabazi; Family Reunification. It is in response to the Rwandan government mandate to place orphans with families in the community. The government is working with orphanages to ensure compliance with the new policy. Imbabazi identifies...

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New mural in the refectory

Here are some pictures of the fantastic mural that Imbabazi children painted in the refectory over the summer vacation. Our art volunteer, Anna, helped guide the children in painting this over the course of her seven week stay. Great work to everyone who helped.

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Celebrating Roz Carr’s 100th birthday

This past Tuesday afternoon we celebrated Roz Carr’s one hundredth birthday at Imbabazi. Although it threatened to rain all day, it held off and we had a wonderful celebration in the dancing garden. In addition to Roz's birthday we also celebrated the birthdays of all...

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Summer break at Imbabazi

  Late July marks the beginning of a long break from school for children in Rwanda. Many of our students at Imbabazi return from boarding school excited to reunite with their friends and share stories from school.  While there are plenty of chores to do, they...

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Welcome Anna

Anna hanging out Nadia, Shadia and Roger Welcome Anna Labarias, our newest volunteer here at Imbabazi! Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Anna has a degree in art history and is currently working on another degree in art education. She aspires to work in the field of art...

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From Imbabazi to Independence

When you hear the word “orphanage,” what do you picture? For many of us, it brings to mind babies sleeping in cribs lined up against a wall, or perhaps small children chasing a soccer ball across a play yard. Many visitors to Imbabazi are surprised to learn that we,...

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