The past few weeks have been eventful, and very busy. The 2021 academic year for the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture (RICA) finished on August 12. Students left campus for a well-earned break of about a month before the next academic year started in September. During that time faculty and staff took short breaks, along with conducting a two-week orientation for new students before the start of the term. Teresa and I, along with some other RICA staff, had the opportunity to visit mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park during the break. We had a great visit!
The arrival of an additional 84 students to RICA has changed the atmosphere around campus. Having twice as many students, often with multiple classes occurring at the same time, along with relaxation of RICA’s COVID restrictions, makes the campus feel more like a fully functioning university. Classes for the academic year started September 13, 2021.
3 thoughts on “Observations From Rwanda: October 3, 2021”
It is amazing to see what all you have accomplished. I look forward to you and Teresa to return to Lincoln to stay. When might that be. Doesn’t Nebraska University have anyone to take your place? I have all of your post in archives.
Wonderful pictures. That must have been so exciting!
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Thank you for the update and the National Geographic worthy wildlife pictures!