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Shyembe school offering nursery, primary and secondary education for the nearby cities including Huye. Nine hundred students attend this school in two batches (morning and afternoon)

School campus consists of 8 classroom structures along with a house for the principal and his family
School is located around 15 minutes off the main road. Street is unpaved and condition of the road changes with every rain that comes through
Rain water storage system for use within the school ground
Students carrying water to fill up the wash bin
Water bin for the students to wash hands
Curious students eager to get their photos taken

Lighting system is poor in the classroom. First reaction walking in is to find the light switch.

One of the light source in the classroom is the skylight
Another source is the only window in the room

Classroom structures within the campus seem to have been build at different time period and possibly donated by different charitable organizations. There was one donated by World Vision.

From an architectural standpoint, some structures have more windows providing better lighting, while others have the skylight plus window as the only source of light.

Students are very courteous, standing up and greeting visitors

Teaching is mainly taught using Kinyarwanda. English is taught starting 4th grade, along with some French
Classroom is very modestly furnished
Math notes and exercises

Education is free in Rwanda. The challenge parents faces is the money required for uniforms, school supplies, books, and meals. 30% of students going to Shyembe school do not have food for lunch.

Rwandan government is looking to offer trade school for students who finished secondary schooling next year. Graduates posses no trade skills and job opportunities are scarce.

"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn From it". Proverbs 22:6
Lively bunch of students
A fun tidbit. Kids were so curious of us "muzungu" (foreigner) wondering what we are made of. Pinching, touching and giggling. Sorry to disappoint them. ;)
Honda-san is enjoying the attention too
Group photo with the principal and his family

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