Volunteering & Teaching In Rwanda

Our Public Outreach Coordinator Jana Brody is currently in Africa, volunteering & teaching art workshops at Santa Barbara's Congregation Bnai Brith sister preschool, located in Rwanda! She will be using her Art, English and Sign Language skills while volunteering for 2 weeks in Gisenyi, Rwanda at Ubumwe Center ubumwecommunitycenter.org and schools there. This trip is her way way to enrich and strengthen the connection with our community. We’ll update this blog post as her 2 week adventure in Africa continues between January 28th & Feb 15th.

The start to my first day:
1)Work on setting up the Skype camera and class projector in the Ubumwe Community Center school which was donated by The Squire Foundation
2) Organize and facilitate my first art workshop with the students today!! Materials donated by Congregation B'nai B'rith!
3) Distribute craft and school supplies to the disability center and needy students!collected by Eliana Gans from the SB community.

Santa Barbara's Congregation Bnai Brith sister preschool, located in Rwanda!

Santa Barbara's Congregation Bnai Brith sister preschool, located in Rwanda!

Love the Star of David in the gate (and the same name as Congregation B'nai Brith).

Love the Star of David in the gate (and the same name as Congregation B'nai Brith).

Learning how to make a paper chicken with a teacher.

Learning how to make a paper chicken with a teacher.