A favourite stop for our volunteers while in Rwanda is the ADAR Orphanage. A Partnership in Caring has supported several projects at the orphanage including purchasing medicines.
The orphanage has undergone a number of improvements over the past year. The first 2 pictures highlight the cistern and gardens (which will improve food security ) and the modern clean shower room with warm water improving access and personal hygiene .
The last picture is the old shower room. Imagine the difference for the residents and their helpers. The money for the cistern and shower room came from a generous donation from the Honor Yoga North Brunswick, New Jersey owners and clientele.
Maria and Carolyn were able to undertake several great visits to ADAR this year. Time spent there is definitely one of the highlights of the trip to Rwanda. They were able to see the implementation of a successful water project by Mike and Sue of Honor Yoga, North Brunswick, NJ. In addition, thanks to the generosity of our many donors, some significant refurbishment of the buildings will take place. ADAR relies almost entirely on support from donors.
Maria and Carolyn were able to witness a very successful project get underway at ADAR. As many of you know, this is a residence for physically and otherwise disabled children and adults in Butare, Rwanda. The center was originated and is run on a purely volunteer basis by Josepha, her son Yves and a volunteer board. We call Josepha the ‘ Jean Vanier’ of Rwanda.
Thanks to the generosity of Michael Favale, his wife Susan, and Honor Yoga of North Brunswick, NJ, we were able to set up a new water collection cistern and add 2 water heaters so the residents wouldn’t have to have cold showers. There was also some residual funding for some refurbishment of the very dreary washroom. Heartfelt thanks to Mike, Sue and Honor Yoga. To support our ongoing projects in Rwanda visit our website, www.apartnershipincaring.ca.
Today , Carolyn Rideout from A Partnership in Caring met with Yves, a board member of the ADAR orphanage.
A 5000 litre water collection cistern as well as a much needed shower room renovations and hot water system will begin next week.
This is made possible due to the generosity of donors in New Jersey, Michael Favale and his wife Susan.
Thanks to the support of A Partnership in Caring Society, the medicine cabinet at ADAR orphanage remains stocked with much needed medications for their 30 residents. Many of whom live with epilepsy.
The cookhouse at ADAR orphanage. APICS volunteers visited the orphanage today. Residents are provided 2 meals per day. All meals are prepared on site in this cookhouse. The room is dark and smoky from the wood burning units.
Living conditions at ADAR orphanage in RANGO, Rwanda. APICS provides financial support to the orphanage. 30 orphans ranging in age from 7 to 60 years old live at ADAR.
A Partnership In Caring volunteers first met Gerard at the ADAR orphanage 8 years ago. When he first arrived at ADAR he was unable to sit up or eat using utensils. He is non verbal. He now sits up , drinks from a cup and he can move his body wherever he needs to go. He often joins the group when they are dancing.
APICS purchased a wheelchair for Gerard 3 years ago. Today he greeted Maria from APICS with a handshake.
Thanks to A Partnership in Caring Society support, windows and doors at ADAR have been replaced.
There will be more construction happening once the rainy season is over.
The location for the new 10,000 litre water cistern for ADAR.
Construction will begin soon.
A Partnership In Caring Society members visited ADAR orphanage today. There are 30 residents who live at ADAR supported by a small but dedicated staff.
APICS provides financial support to the orphanage. Today we discussed adding another 10,000 litre cistern for water collection to the orphanage.
The residents spend much of their day singing , drumming and dancing. To donate and support our ongoing projects visit our website at www.apartnershipincaring.ca
Some of the residents of the ADAR orphanage in RANGO, Rwanda.
David who is now 7 years old is a resident of the ADAR orphanage.
He is seen here with Carolyn Rideout , APICS volunteer, Sister Thierry from the Benebikera Sisters and Josepha, the director of the orphanage.
Honor Yoga North Brunswick, NJ heard about A Partnership in Caring Society from a mutual acquaintance and decided to make a donation to support a cistern project in Rwanda. We are so grateful for their generous donation. The cistern will be installed at the ADAR Orphanage. Money was raised through a raffle which is explained below. Thank you Michael and Gloria! More about Honor Yoga can be found by following this link: http://www.honoryoga.com/