Barrie Adleberg
Digital Play Designer
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Imitunu

Imitunu means "wide open eyes" in Kinyarwanda.

FIRST NIGHT UNDER A MOSQUITO NET

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Today is my birthday. For the past 5 years I have dreamed of traveling to Africa. Could I ever wish for a better birthday gift than to step foot on the fresh soil today. Well for me, it is "tonight"/ early morning, after 15 hours of traveling I've lost track. How do I feel? A little disoriented. I'm anxious about settling in.  My strategy thus far has been to take each moment as it comes. I packed my bags... got on a plane... got off a plane... got on another plane... landed in Kigali... stood stunned on the runway... arrived in Agahozo Shalom.  We are in temporary housing for this weekend until the Rwandan staff arrives.  Our 3 day orientation in NY was saturated with information to prepare us (the 10 international fellows) for the year and our roles in the village.  I'm getting irritated swatting gnats off my illuminated computer screen, time to sign off.