Tuesday, June 07, 2016


I met Singayimbaga at a secondary school at Gicaca.  He is in secondary 3 and speaks English very well.  Much better than many of the students in Hong Kong.  

He studies English, Kinyarwanda, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, History, and - a bit unusually - Enterprise.  That might be an indication of Rwanda’s efforts to industrialize. The lessons are conducted in English, except for Kinyarwanda, of course.  

His notes are neat and tidy, much better than many of the students in Hong Kong. 

His history lessons covers the political history of Europe, …, but also the rise of modern Japan before the First World War.  

He reads the Bible to young children at church - stories such as the parting of the Red Sea, David and Goliath, …

He turned out to be one of the 7 children of the household which has been chosen to be the charging station in Zone D in Gicaca.  He is very happy to be able to study under LED lights now.  Previously he has to study using small electric torches, batteries for which are expensive. 

He is obviously a diligent student and will go far.  

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