Wednesday, October 10, 2012


On the 23rd September, 20 children from Roots and Shoots Lwiro went to Bukavu to visit Roots and Shoots at Heri Kweto to celebrate the International Day of Peace. 
We met at 8am to load into the bus for the 1 hour drive to Bukavu.  For a lot of the children, it was their first time in a vehicle and the first time they left Lwiro!
A very warm welcome was waiting for us at Heri Kweto, which is an orphanage and centre for helping people with disabilities.  The children from Lwiro joined them and the festivities began.  There was a lot of singing and dancing and the children had prepared a banner with a message of peace and all our names on it.  The Bukavu Roots and Shoots had prepared some songs, skits and memorised some plays.  Then the children from Lwiro also shared some songs and skits.
After all the festivities, all the children were given lunch and time to meet each other. 
Overall it was a fantastic day for all the children.  In a country so affected by wars and unrest it is important to give the children a message of hope and peace for the future.
The CRPL would like to send a big thank you to JGI Spain for their assistance with getting the children to Bukavu to celebrate the day.

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