Rwanda East Africa benefit from Lukes Formby

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Four hundred children far away in Rwanda, East Africa will benefit from the generosity of people from St Lukes Formby and supporters of the Shyira Trust.

A children’s centre has been officially opened by Bishop Augustin Ahimana, alongside St Lukes lay-preacher Allan Hobson MBE, with Alan and Irene Powell, from St Lukes congregation.

Pictured above: Children near the new centre, waiting for the official opening

The centre cost £19,000  locally and took nearly four years to build. It will be used by the 400 children of the hilltop area of Shyira as a Sunday School and for other activities through the week.

No longer will they need to meet under trees and be dependent on the weather for their activities. It is also intended to use the centre for adult education, and especially literacy, when children are in school.

Also present at the official opening was Noël Kanamugire, Executive Secretary of Shyira Sector. Bishop Augustin spoke of the role of children for the future and the  importance of the right environment for their growth.

About 400 children gathered in warm sunshine outside the centre. Some of them formed a choir that entertained other children and their parents as they waited for the ceremony to begin. A ribbon was cut by Bishop Augustin, assisted by Noël Kanamugire and Allan Hobson, followed by. several speeches.

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Pictured above: Bishop Augustin cutting the tape, with Allan Hobson and Noel Kanamuqire



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