Sunday, June 30, 2013

June update Rwanda 2013

As of June 29 we have 26 people going on week one and 11 going week two.
We have 5 more people who will let us know next week.
Accommodation will be for most people a 3 bedroom apartment where each of you will get your own bedroom and bath, but will share livingroom and small kitchen. For couples, and by request, a few of you will have your own studio.  This is subject to change based on availability.

As a reminder, check your passport. It must have at least 6 months of validation from the date we travel. Also don't forget to get your shots and malaria pills.

On Thursday August 8th at 6;30pm, we will meet at Rene's Restaurant at 7050 Winkler Rd, Fort Myers FL 33919 for an orientation about the trip. This meeting is very important, so please try to make it. Spouses are welcome to come and hear about the trip as well. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar available.

We have received a wish list from the school in Kigali, as listed below.  If you have extra room in your suitcase and would like to bring some items from this list, they would appreciate it.  In the past we have brought 2 suitcases, one with our personal belongings and one filled with items for the school, which is left at the school.  Please bear in mind, sometimes we get charged for the second suitcase from Ft Myers to Washington DC.  Last time the charge was $50 for the second bag.  They do not charge from Washington DC to Kigali.  The maximum weight per suitcase is 50 pounds.

     School Wish List:
6 External Hard-drives for back-up purposes
3 laptops (in addition so one put on container)
5 Digital Cameras
3 Projectors
10 USB Mouse
Office Supplies
3 First Aid Box, stocked with First Aid Materials
Ink Cartridge Filters:
 210 Canon
 211 XL Canon
 HP 75XL
 HP 74XL
Sports Materials
Volleyballs, Basketballs, Soccer balls
Badminton Set
Ball pumps and needles
Toys and Games for Pre-school
Educational DVD's
Science Lab
Weather instruments
Artificial Skeletons or body parts models
Electric Circuits
Magnets (U-shaped, bar)
Scales (all types, digital and balance)
Measuring tapes (up t0 50 meters)
Solids (Shapes like cones, spheres, etc)
Math Sets 
Mirrors (plain, concave, convex)
Protractors and compasses
Bible Study Books and Commentaries   
Dictionaries (all kinds - Biology, Medical, Geography, normal dictionaries, French/English dictionaries, 
Leadership & Mentoring Books    
3 Guitars and spare guitar strings   
3 Keyboards     
Kids musical instruments (ie.  Bells, wood blocks & sticks, drums, cymbals, small flutes

For more information, please go to  and always check out our blog and calendar. Also follow us on builderswithoutborders FaceBook page.

Again thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication to BWB and the school project in Kigali Rwanda.


Friday, June 14, 2013

Applications for Rwanda

Please don't forget to fill out an application and send it in if you know you are going.
You also need at least 6 month left on your passport from the time we are going 

Thank you for all you do.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

BWB loading containers

Mark and Steve who came down from Pennsylvania just to help load 135.000 pounds of materials for Rwanda . Way to go.
Loading of doors
Watch out...Warren on a forklift 
John hard at work
Dan taking ( another ) break
George and Mark 
Barbara looking on. Her and her husband Neil are going to Rwanda 
Tom getting special primer ready for Brad in Rwanda
Warren is always smiling when on a forklift
Most important tool for Dan
Lots and lots of steel and building materials.
Thanks to everyone who showed up to help, we can't do it without you.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tools for Rwanda 2013

Tom shopping for tools at Home Depot
Dan shopping at Northern for tools
Lots and lots of tools for Rwanda 
More tools