Group photo in front of the safari vehicle in Akagera National Park in Rwnada.

Group visits a birthing clinic that was built by the EMBRACE project.  Vincent Munyerari (far left), communications for the EMBRACE project in Rwanda, was our faithful and friendly guide for our tour.

Students pose with children from the family of eight girls.  One of the EMBRACE participants, this family visit was one of the highlights of our tour.  The children loved the gifts and school supplies they received from the students from Canada.

Students from Canada pose with a group of young people on a hillside in one of the many highland communities of the EMBRACE project.

Beatrize and Phyillis try picking tea, one of the main methods of income from day labor work that is available to EMBRACE participants.

Students participate in a cow transfer ceremony.  EMBRACE participants who have received a cow as part of the project, pass their cow on to another EMBRACE participant after their first female calf has matured.

One of the many restaurants where the group stopped to try local cuisine.

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Meet the People of Today’s Podcast

Lester Basi is a student at the Metropolitan Bible Baptist Christian Academy in Toronto, Ontario.  He will be in grade 12 in the fall of 2019.

Hannah Beatriz Andal is from Toronto, Ontario, going into her senior high school year at the Metropolitan Bible Baptist Christian Academy.

Phyllis Dianne Duyan is a high school student, attending the Metropolitan Bible Baptist Christian Academy in Toronto, Ontario.

Glory Abotanatin is a high school teacher at the Metropolitan Bible Baptist Christian Academy in Toronto, Ontario.

Crystal Weststrate is the Fundraising Coordinator for ADRA Canada.  She is responsible for producing and conducting analysis on fundraising reports along with coordinating solicitation initiatives and fundraising events. Crystal is fluent in French and enjoys serving supporters from all over Canada.

Babbok Makooie is a paediatric RN, working at acute care hospital in Toronto.  While he was still a student, he joined ADRA’s Agent of Change project and volunteered with the EMBRACE project of Rwanda in 2017.  He graciously joined our High School Challenge tour and shared his invaluable experience as we visited the EMBRACE project sites.

Frank Spangler is the Communications Specialist in the Supporter Relations Department of ADRA Canada. When he is not out traveling the world filming and photographing ADRA stories, you will find him at his desk editing videos and photographs to help tell the story of what ADRA does. He also works on the website of ADRA Canada and is now producing this monthly podcast. Frank has been filming and producing videos for ADRA Canada since 1989 as a freelance producer. In 2014 he began working directly for ADRA Canada.