In 6 weeks, 31 volunteers from Operation Medical will travel to Rwanda, Africa on a mission. Today we introduce Rwanda, known as “the land of a thousand hills’’ which is situated in the heart of the African Continent. Rwanda is bordered by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west.
Rwanda is noteworthy for personal safety, peace, security and stability enjoyed by both citizens and visitors of the country. The landscapes in this green country are truly breathtaking. Many visitors to Rwanda have remarked that the physical beauty of the country is without an equal on the African continent.
Some have referred to Rwanda as a land of a million smiles due to the affectionate hospitality of its 1.9 million people with over 85% living in rural areas. Rwanda is one of the few countries in Africa, with a sole common language and culture.
The Rwandan people have a diversity of music and dance with an assortment of acts that express epics celebrating excellence and bravery, humorous lyrics and hunting roots. Intore Dance Troup is the finest model of Rwanda’s varied and dynamic traditional musical and dance style. A wide range of traditional handicrafts is produced in rural Rwanda, ranging from ceramics and baskets to traditional and contemporary woodcarvings.
We hope you will check back often as the mission gets closer and as we explore the city, the hospital and more!