We are currently in Rwanda for the first time to learn about the country and to focus on what is happening in contemporary Rwanda, especially the progress towards reconciliation and economic development. Initially, we’ll just be listening, meeting people, and making contacts for a follow-up visit in the summer of 2010.

There are altogether too many NGOs here.  For all the good intentions and, doubtless, some good work the acute crisis is past and perhaps Rwandans are best able to help Rwandans. We are not professing to help, only to learn in a place where cycles of ethnic hostility led to a cataclysm before serious efforts to truly break the cycle began.