• 9:15 am – 10:00 am: Welcome/Reception and Facility Tour:
After arriving by your own means or pre-arranged at check out by a Hope Shines staff, you are welcomed by the Hope Shines team at our learning center! You will then be briefed on the organization and its history in Rwanda as well as learn about the youth development programs and projects that operate as part of our core mission.
• 10:00 am – 11:00 am: Explore the village
After a de-briefing of the organization, you will get a tour of the facility, meet the all Rwandese staff and of course the children we serve in the after-school program. From there, we will guide you through the local area where you will learn some of the history there, visit the famous Mumena Stadium, and then meet local business owners or leaders. From there it’s back to the learning center to do an activity with the children just before lunch.
• 11:00 am – 11:30 am: Group lunch:
Break bread over a delicious hot and freshly prepared authentic Rwandan lunch and interact with the children and staff and learn about each other and our varying cultures.
• 11:30 am – 12:15 pm: Conclusion and live performance
Be entertained by a performance of traditional Rwandan dance, Intore. This dance is performed by our dance troupe specifically for you and carefully choreographed. It will leave your senses stimulated and with an impression that will resonate with you long after your visit to Rwanda ends!