Note: Pictures to come!
Last week in Kinyarwanda class, we learned to talk about our families. This was an extensive and sometimes confusing lesson; the words used to describe an older sibling of the same gender are different from that of a younger, both of which are not the same word used for a sibling of the opposite gender. Does that make sense? Because I’m still trying to figure it out and get the words straight.
Continue reading “A Community of Family”
Today I learned how to cut cabbage. Except I thought I already knew how to cut cabbage. In fact, I’ve done it many times. But today I sat through an extensive lesson from my host mother and younger host sister, Fiona, as they detailed the finer points of the process, all the while enduring giggles from my other siblings at my apparent blunders.
Continue reading “Today I Learned…”
Three days ago, nearly 50 new Peace Corps trainees stepped off the plane into the cool Rwandan night. We were excited, anxious, confused, and more than a little exhausted, but looking forward to exploring our new home. We spent our first three days in the capital, Kigali, a red-roofed city built into a stretch of green rolling hills. Continue reading “Observations from the Ground”