“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as much.”
Some of the random photos I took way back, made me reflect on how parents play a big role in one’s upbringing. Meet this two beautiful family,who both happens to be my very good friends!! Mr Silver Rukara and his beautiful daughter Ines, the bond between these two is inseparable, he sure did inspire me to hopefully one day get a kid who will be attached so deep like that..
and Mama Tereza and her daughter so innocent and unconditioned love..who proved that “There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child”
“Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil.”
Shout out to all parents there coupled, singled, Foster / Adoptive parent and the one’s aspiring to be…You are the one who holds the key for your children’s future and the next generation to come.
My first post, of this year…. My apology for the silence, was got caught up with loads of things happening.. Well to start with, I would want to thank all the people who were always supporting me to my other career of modeling, in which I won, as the premier model of rwanda2012 which was one of my greatest achievement…. all this happened because of u Lord and my family n friends… thank u!!!!!
The whole event was documented in the links below >>
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.
A story about a young group of warm hearted, talented, hardworking & cheerful orphans who have an inspiring experience to share.
Well known as the “Abaharanira amahoro Group” in Kinyarwanda which means fighting or struggling to achieve one’s set goal that is peace.
I came across this brave young courageous children at the time when I was at the mountain Gorilla Lodge park, they came all happily and started doing what they are best at Entertaining that is dancing the traditional dance culture of Rwanda… We were so impressed by the amount of passion they put in and how they presented themselves so happy and so united. So after their presentation, I went personally to inquire more about this beautiful n yet so talented group. I was sadden to hear of their other side of their story.
The Old man who is the drummer, happens to be their caretaker, is a very caring and warm hearted person I have ever met across, he started telling us how this young children had to struggle to reach where they are. He later explained that all of their parents were killed during the war that happened in Rwanda 1994, a catastrophe which led to large number of deaths and increase in number of orphans. But luckily for this children, they were helped by some organization which is the one responsible for their catering of their needs and also because of the talent they have, they try to gain something out of it and hence even some of them are able to go to school and be educated. They all live together as a family and one could simply see how so happy and so close they are together.
At the end…I learnt that, in Life one doesn’t need money to be happy but instead one needs to be in an healthy environment where he or she feels is appreciated and loved, that is what I can define happiness…
You could always find this amazing group @Mountain Gorilla lodge park. In RwandaThis is the link>>http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g317075-d1484961-Reviews-Mountain_Gorilla_View_Lodge-Ruhengeri.html
God bless you.
Umuganda, is a well known term here in Rwanda, where the last Saturday of each month is a National day of community service, during which all the business operations are put at pause so as the people of the nation come together being the men, women and children to participate in this event.it starts from 7am-12pm. These includes: Planting trees, productive Agriculture, building schools for Rwandan children, subscribing to mutual health organization and to promote commerce and business in order to generate wealth.
Date 29/09/2012> Umuganda day.
Venue: Kanombe Kigali,Rwanda
According to the research made for months i have noted that this Act of self sufficiency “Umuganda” has brought a lot of advantages that is Positive Impact to the people of Rwanda and the society at large. The Following are its effects..
>It leads to community spirit and togetherness.
>It creates strong bond between the people.
>It is through this Act of Umuganda, Rwanda can build a united prosperous and self reliant community.
>Children also participate in such beautiful culture; this would hence help in building a very productive and responsible citizens across Rwanda.
It has also made the country well known as a nation of clean city. This is so clearly seen when any one who comes into the country notices a Clean city Indeed!!
Some more photos >>
Usually after the period of work there is a short briefing (Meeting) where the Chief in charge is the one who brings all the people together and ideas and proposals are made.
I learnt from here the importance of community spirit and togetherness where they all come as one family and try to move on with same spirit.
Lastly to conclude, I would Quote with what once the president of Rwanda Paul Kagame said “ This Umuganda that we are participating in, and want all are to be part of, has a purpose. To awaken Rwandans to know that there is a lot we can achieve with the abilities we possess.”
Hope we can learn out of this example…
This time I was out with my colleagues for a weekend Picnic trip.. The place we went was called Mountain Gorilla View Lodge park a really interesting place for one to explore.While i was there I managed to capture the following interesting subjects… I hope u get to enjoy my adventure :)
Venue >> Mountain Gorilla Hotel…Rwanda.
The word “sabyinyo” in Kinyarwanda means tooth.Hence the reason why the Mountain shares the word “sabyinyo” due to its look alike tooth structure at its utmost pick of the mountain…
Wooden board Paint placed next to a hotel potraying the gorilla and the famous five volcanic mountain.
A flying Hawk bird which took me for a surprise…
The innocence of this rare specie…
Rwanda is one of only two countries in which mountain gorillas can be visited safely; gorilla tracking, in the Volcanoes National Park, attracts thousands of visitors per year.Incase for more information please check on this link below>>http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g317075-d1484961-Reviews-Mountain_Gorilla_View_Lodge-Ruhengeri.html
Music and dance are an integral part of Rwandan ceremonies, festivals, social gatherings.
Hydrangea commonly known as Hydrangea & Hortensia is the major flower in early summer just in rainy season.
The creative staircase made by wood/Timber.
N Finally My amazing colleagues chilling at the Park while Damaris gives us a brief history about Kenya….
Thank you for visiting by. Will be posting more>>
God Bless You.