Day 18

This week started off nice and slow. The school we had planned to visit was forced to reschedule as the impromptu holiday on Friday required exams to be moved to today. Luckily we were able to reschedule the visit to the school, Camp Kigali, for tomorrow which was just a short walk away. The easy day allowed for us to go into town, shop for secret santa presents, and pick up a few souvenirs for ourselves.

After lunch we went back to the hostel for a chilled afternoon. Several of us did some laundry (hand washing) and some took a nap. With a bit more energy, Ellis, Jeanne and Monica decided to go for a trip to the Inema Arts Centre, just a short moto taxi ride away. This is a small art gallery in Kigali that displays art made by artists from all over Africa. After viewing the art, the girls stopped for coffee and a cake at a nearby rooftop coffee shop, enjoying the views before heading back to the hostel.

In the evening, all the girls walked to the Vice Chancellor, Phil Cotton’s house, as he had invited us for dinner. We were served a lovely meal of roast chicken, mashed potatoes, potato salad and mango salad (what a treat!). We even had ice cream and fruit salad for dessert! The evening was lovely and full of good conversation between the girls, Josephine, and Professor Cotton. It was a great way to end an extended weekend.

The FemEng in Rwanda Team 2019 🙂

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