Harlaw Academy Team Rwanda 2014 is made up of 4 sixth-year pupils – Callum, Jack, Meave and Shannon – and one teacher, Katherine Rigby. In September 2014 they are travelling to Bugarama in Rwanda to work in Mihabura Primary School and its surrounding community, as part of the ongoing link between the two schools. Ms Rigby will be mainly working within the school itself on curricular matters; Callum, Jack, Meave and Shannon will be doing more community-based volunteering work, which will contribute towards their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards.
Funding for the trip has come from the British Council ‘Connecting Classrooms’ scheme, the Wood Family Trust, Aberdeen Endowments Trust, and the generous support of family, friends, colleagues, and others who have supported the various fund-raising initiatives the group have run. The trip is also supported by the Aberdeen-based charity RSVP (Rwandan School Village Project), through which the two schools first became acquainted.