We received this updated from A Partnership in Caring volunteer Carolyn Rideout in Rwanda:
Here we are in Musanze, in the northwest of the country spending a couple of days with Cathy Emmerson. Cathy has been in Rwanda since 2003 and she runs an organization called PREFER. Check out the website which can be found by following this link: http://www.prefercanada.org/preschool .
Cathy is from BC and is now a dual citizen of Canada and Rwanda. Cathy is in charge of and has organized a preschool here in Musanze where many young children get a head start in education.They also get one meal a day at 10 am.
There are a couple of women visiting from Australia here with us. We all took a trip together to the local market this morning and then had lunch. Cathy has supporters all over the world and they have done amazing work, building houses for the poor, helping students who seem to have the ability through school and even through Masters programs. This is an incredibly beautiful part of Rwanda, with rain forest, volcanic moutains, and of course, it is the home of the endangered mountain gorillas. The weather is cool with lots of rain. The photo is at the local market, with myself, Lynn Macdonald, and Marg, one of the visitors from Australia.