“I am pleased to host this PICO Rwanda training at my church. I have been here for four years. I have seen the method of PICO Rwanda and am very impressed. I am already using it in my church. Besides my main church, we have four sub-parishes serving 1400 people. We use one to ones and small groups to listen to our people. I am charged by the gospel to care for the physical and spiritual needs of our people. I attend a monthly meeting of pastors, NGOs and government representatives in our District. I am committed to share this model with them and invite them to Mumeya to see what has happend for themselves.” – Pastor Festus, Anglican Church in Mumeya
Pastor Festus hosted the two-day PICO Rwanda training in Mumeya where leader-organizers conducted training for community, faith and government leaders. Ezra, Specioza and Poline have been leaders in Mumeya since PICO Rwanda was founded there 13 years ago. This year they led training sessions for more than 100 new leaders. They shared the method of organizing that helped them organize their community to build a community clinic, a disease prevention center, three new schools, a community training facility; bring water and electricity; and plant thousands of trees and build roads improving conditions for 30,000 people from five villages. More important than all of these improvements, is the transformation taking place in people and how they are changing the way things are done in Rwanda. We are proud to share the reflections of these leaders following their two-day training session in Mumeya.