BFR News // January 2022
In October, the kids were able to finally align on school schedules, with nursery to top-level secondary students beginning their first term of the 2021-2022 school year. Below is a breakdown of their school schedules.
Term 1: Oct 11 – Dec 24
Term 2: Jan 10 – Mar 31
Term 3: Apr 18 – Jul 15
In November, our Executive Director was able to finally travel from the States to Rwanda to accomplish leadership training, take new pics of the kids, and gather some really amazing stories of businesses and families in our program, so be on the lookout in 2022 for new content about each sector and our families. And by now, most everyone should have received a new pic of their kiddo! Two years have gone by since we were able to update photos, so we hope you enjoy seeing how much your kiddo has grown! If you haven’t received a photo, reach out to us.
During the last few months of 2021, we were also able to transition back to a more normalized way of meeting. During the lockdown months of the pandemic, we were only able to simply hand out pouches of milk on Friday’s or Saturday’s. But we recently were able to begin sharing cakes and milk again at the branches. It was so refreshing to be able to gather together once more as a branch and fellowship with one another. This is also crucial for our leaders in order that they may continue to disciple the kiddos, teach civic responsibility, and allow a space for the kids to be kids as they exercise and develop their talents together!
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Some Good News
We were able to bring this kiddo into the program and begin helping them along through this incredibly tough time. We were able to surround them with a strong extended family, send the child to school, and begin walking with them as they tried getting back on their feet again.