Rwanda alternative to schoolies

St Paul’s year 12 students travelling to Rwanda instead of schoolies are, from left, Eamon Suares, Emma Morrison, Brenton Lowes, Brittany Romas, Alan Bechaz, Laura Thomas and Emma Cornwall.

St Paul’s year 12 students travelling to Rwanda instead of schoolies are, from left, Eamon Suares, Emma Morrison, Brenton Lowes, Brittany Romas, Alan Bechaz, Laura Thomas and Emma Cornwall.

A group of year 12 St Paul’s Anglican Grammar students have chosen to travel to Rwanda as an alternative to attending ‘schoolies.’

The 20-day trip offers these students an amazing cross-cultural experience as well as an opportunity to help others. Built on a strong relationship between the Anglican Diocese of Gippsland and the Anglican Church in

Rwanda, the trip includes two weeks in the village of Gahini where they stay in Gippsland House (a part of Seeds of Peace Conference Centre) on the shores of Lake Mohasi.

During this time students will have opportunities to assist with teaching maths, science and english at school holiday programs, help with physio and rehabilitation of children at the local hospital, help at summer holiday camps and take part in a range of other projects.

The group is anticipating a tour of many local schools in order to repaint their blackboards. They will also be visiting the Genocide Museum in Kigali and will have a three-day stopover in Johannesburg for a safari park visit.

To celebrate the ties of the Anglican Church in Rwanda, the students will present a Chalice and Paten to the Bishop of Rwanda to be used for Holy Communion in churches throughout the region of Rwanda.

Published in the Warragul & Drouin Gazette, December 16, 2014

 

 

 


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