We arrived in Kigali this morning. The countryside is incredibly beautiful from the air, a mosaic of terraced hills. I sat beside a Californian on the plane joining a safari to find chimpanzees and gorillas. First impressions are of a very tidy, well organised city. Helpful, friendly welcoming people.
After a quick briefing and a bite to eat we all disappear off towards our projects only a couple of hours behind the others. The project at the Girubuntu orphanage is so inspiring. In a tiny group of decaying classrooms 80 2 ½ to 6 year olds come for lessons each morning. I meet the teachers and the other volunteers. Together we discuss how to brighten up the old rooms whilst concrete is being mixed for the new classroom. We set about pulling out rusty nails and plastering. I am told the children are really excited about this project. Tomorrow I will meet them.