A good start for MCDO in 2018!
Volunteers from Sweden combine efforts to support Mgahinga Junior School.
Mgahinga Community Development Organization has had an exciting start of 2018! In the beginning of January, one volunteer from Sweden joined our team, Magnus Åhlin. He will be here until end of March and is working with different projects at the Mgahinga Community Nursery and Primary School (MCNPS). One of the projects Magnus is working on is the construction of the new school building. The construction hasn’t been able to get completed because of limited financial resources. Through collecting donations, Magnus has been able to hire construction workers and procure materials to continuing the work of the new building, and also provide the students new footballs and sports clothing. Thanks to his initiative the new school building is estimated to be finished this year! Follow Magnus work on instagram @sweganda
On the 5th of February, the students at MCNPS started a new semester. We welcome the new students and wish them a good start of the semester!
In the beginning of February, two others volunteers joined our team, Maria Svensson and Daniel Gustafsson. They stayed with us for two weeks and worked at the school as teachers. They also have donated money to finish the staircase at the new building. Many thanks to your good work and contribution! We are very grateful for that. You can follow Daniel and Maria on instagram @dege78@miaswensson
At the same time, we had our annual visit of students and teachers from Nicolai High School in Helsingborg, Sweden. During their time in Kisoro, the students visited Kisoro Vision Secondary School to exchange knowledges and interview the students and teachers of Vision School. The students also interacted with MCDO staff to get better understanding of MCDO impact and work. The MCDO Student Exchange Program have made it possible for students from Sweden to visit Kisoro district which has promoted cross-cultural experiences and learning between the Swedish Community and the people in Kisoro District. Some of the well-wishers that support our Sponsorship Program are among the students who have visited MCDO in the past. We are happy to once again to host Nicolai students!
“The MCDO Student Exchange Program have made it possible for students from Sweden to visit Kisoro district which has promoted cross-cultural experiences and learning between the Swedish Community and the people in Kisoro District.”
MCDO is looking into possibilities of expanding the exchange program to other countries in Europe and North America. With more than 10 years running the education program, we are open to other new partnerships both in high schools and institutions of higher learning. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! Read more about the Student Exchange Program HERE
Written by Tove Egelrud & edited by Edison Ndayambaje
Photos by Tove Egelrud