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Rotary given talk on Rwanda
MEMBERS of Ringwood Rotary Club were given a presentation about the recovery of Rwanda since the genocide suffered by its people in 1994.
The presentation, given by medical student Chloe Parfitt, explained the difficult conditions she encountered when she visited the country.
She explained that even 19 years after the event, 35 per cent of the population had no access to safe water and only half have a toilet.
Chloe said: “Because English is now the official language for those lucky enough to be taught in schools, I was able to offer good advice and help in the local communities.”
Helping with the presentation were Chloe’s mother Elaine Parfitt, a teacher at Ringwood School and two 17-year-old Ringwood students, Amy Matthews and Vicky Glazbrook, who have just returned from Rwanda where they worked as part of the Amakuru Trust.
The Rotary Club helped sponsor Miss Parfitt while she worked at Rwamagana District Hospital in Rwanda.
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