A Great Day for ROP!
Posted on June 21, 2011 by Sean
About ten days ago we were informed that our Rwandan Orphans Project Center would be hosting an event for the government in Kicukiro District to celebrate the pan-African holiday, the International Day of the African Child. This surprised us because ten days is not very much time to prepare for such an event. We knew we had a challenge ahead of us, but we were up to it.
In the coming days everyone pulled together to make sure our home would be presented in the best way possible. Everyone, from the administration to the teachers and children worked incredibly hard cleaning, landscaping, making repairs, painting, etc. You name it, we did it. The boys, especially the older ones, really worked their tails off and we are quite proud of them for that. Compounding the preparations that had to be made was the fact that we already had to other major projects happening at the Center. On one side we had the construction of the new kitchen. It was nearing completion but there were some changes that had to be made after construction and it had yet to be painted and thoroughly tested. On the other side of the Center much needed new toilets and showers were being built. These were proving to be a headache because the builder wanted to keep all the profit for himself and so he refused to hire laborers to help him. So despite his promise of finishing on Thursday they still appeared to be only about 70% finished by the morning of the event.