BFM often joked that we simply needed a certified social worker, familiar with the struggles of our children and their communities, familiar with Rwandan culture, to come alongside BFM and move to Rwanda, volunteer their skills, and work for us long-term.
I realized how complex, yet strikingly simple sponsorship can be. Most find an adorable face online and choose to send an organization some amount of money every month. Where does it go? How is this helping a child who is seemingly worlds away?
What a wonderful 2nd term the kids had! Over the past several months we are thrilled to report that the overall health of all our kids is great. We had a couple of sicknesses that we were able to deal with or are dealing without an expense to our kids and their families.
It’s in the way the children greet you, with big smiles and waves. It’s in the way the BFR workers interact with the kids. It’s in every song sung, dance danced, gift given, and gift received. It’s joy, and it’s found at Best Family Rwanda.
In 1994, in the space of three months, about 1 million Tutsis were killed in Rwanda. Every year on April 7th, the country comes together for 100 days of remembrance. The first 7 days of this 100 day commemoration are known as the National Mourning Week.