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2015
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Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church ambassador, Byron Berry, assesses progress in Remera during 2014 visit

The contributions and efforts of supporters have helped the progress toward  completion of wall around the Remera school and church.

The contributions and efforts of supporters have helped the progress toward completion of the wall around the Remera school and church.

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Bricks made from the Hydraform machine curing in Remera.

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Many hands at work on the wall around the Remera school and church.

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Hydraform bricks on top of the stone foundation create a uniform and attractive boundary around Remera facilities

 

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Aug
06
2014
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trip 2014 return

It was a successful return today from Kigali, even though it started with a two hour delay (after boarding) due to a flat tire it was an uneventful return home. Thank you Delta & KLM.
I would really like thank all the people who made this trip a success.
Several organizations and individuals come to mind including but not limited to World Relief, Gate of Hope, Les Infants de Deau, Solace Ministries, EFCR, Dan, Brad, Gary, Eddie, a special thank you to Erson who put up with me for several days and all those who prayed for me on this trip.

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Jul
27
2014
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Rwanda Service Trip 2014

As I’m preparing for departure on this visit I have been made aware of how much larger this trip has become than when I first was called to make it. The many people who prayed me off this morning is a blessing in that it assures me that no matter where I go I will be covered by prayer warriors.

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Feb
10
2011
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2011 Projects – Hydraform Machine

From the proceeds of our 2009 Evening for Rwanda, Educate Rwanda and Valley Church of Vacaville California, together purchased a Hydraform machine.  Hydraform is a world leader in masonry construction and the manufacture of hydraulic block machines, Hydraform specializes in using soil cement Compressed Earth Block (CEB) technology to produce interlocking dry stacked Soil Cement Blocks.

The Evangelical Free Church of Rwanda has a long list of projects this machine will be used for.  One of the first projects, is a government mandated, wall around the Evangelical Free Church in Remera, where a church, clinic, school and cybercafe are all located.  Using the Hydraform Machine, this wall is almost complete!

The next prioritized project is a school dormitory, located in Butaka.  This school is a secondary school, (equivalent to Jr. and Sr. High school) with an emphasis is Math, Computer Science, and Economics.

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Oct
06
2009
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Rwanda Service Trips

Rwanda 2011, HERE WE COME!

A team is traveling to Kigali, Rwanda in June  2011.  Service projects are being planned for this team while in Rwanda and local fundraisers are being organized.  We will keep you posted on what’s to come and future events.

For more information email info@educate-rwanda.org.

In February 2009, a visionary team visited College de l’Unité (College of Unity), a private secondary boarding school in Kigufi, Rwanda, to strengthen established relationships, see the educational conditions, and assess what could be done to help the students. The team raised $12,000 in 2009 through the event “An Evening for Rwanda” to go towards two church roofs, educational materials as well as medical supplies.

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Oct
06
2009
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2010 Projects

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For the past 12 years College de l’Unité has served the growing region of southeast Rwanda with five well-built classrooms and dedicated, certified teachers who instruct the young people on basic subjects and English lessons. The teachers are preparing the students for the 2010 government initiative which states that every Rwandan is to use English as his/her first language. This established school has classroom space to educate at least 300 students if proper living facilities are corrected. There are no other secondary schools in Kigufi and few high schools in this region of Rwanda; therefore, children are extremely happy to be in this secure environment.

A critical need at College de l’Unité is housing for the students. The present sleeping conditions are not only inadequate but barbaric and degrading. Dozens of male students are sleeping on the floor in a classroom and the girls are living in a rented hog barn-like shelter. Neither have proper sanitary facilities. In addition, the lease on this rented building will be terminated for the next school year.

The present facilities do not meet current government standards and therefore the school is in jeopardy of being closed. This past year, Rwanda’s Ministry of Education has stopped enrollment of a new first year class, turning away up to 100 potential students, due to inadequate living conditions. Without proper facilities, the government will close the entire school by early 2010.

As a result of this visionary trip, a team from Maple Grove has organized Educate Rwanda to make a difference in eastern Africa.

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