This cultural experience will take you to a rural village about 40 minutes just outside of Kigali. You will make your way by bus, passing green fields and lush mountains to this beautiful tight knit community. Here you will meet with the locals, where you will gather under some shade and prepare for a morning or afternoon of innovative creations. You will start by witnessing the artists at work and soon partner up to be making your own jewelry out of African beads and or cloth (bracelets, anklets, necklaces...get creative)! You will also have the opportunity to view the work produced by the jewelry makers and purchase items that you like.
Beads, cloth, needle and thread / twine for jewelry making, comfortable shaded environment.
Any beads or items that they would like to use to create their own customized jewelry, water, camera.
Hands of Mothers involvement with the women began in 2010 and resulted in the launch of the Nyacyonga Jewelry Initiative. The women seized this opportunity and have been determined to succeed. They named their cooperative Ejo Hazaza because "Ejo Hazaza means 'tomorrow,' and we hope to continue to live tomorrow in good health by supporting ourselves financially and each other emotionally." Their goal is to be able to send their children to school, access health insurance and proper nutrition.
It went super well. The women at Ejo Hazaza are so kind and awesome. And Faustan is super. We had a great day. I really love the Vayando experiences.