Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Rwanda.


October 21, 2009: Music Is Universal

Posted in Rwanda on December 9, 2009

As Mel mentioned in her last blog, yesterday on the worksite we had tons of fun. What really stood out for me was the fact that we are now working as a cohesive unit with these 40+ men (and one woman) on the worksite. We invested in an old fashioned boom box and had it running on batteries for about 8 out of the 11 hours we were working. There was one gentleman in particular who was really enjoying the Ugandan dance CD that we were playing. They even recognized some of the songs. Once the batteries burned out we were treated to local song and dance while lugging concrete trays. It was so amazing, we hardly even noticed when it started to rain and worked right through that light storm. Nick got a video so hopefully we’ll be able to share that with you when we get home. Over the last 3 days, we have determined that our huge language barrier is no longer an issue. What an incredible connection we’ve made with this village.

-Cate

DWC Volunteer Participant Rwanda

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