At last week’s Brechin Rotary Club meeting, representatives from Brechin High School spoke about their forthcoming trip to Rwanda.
PE teacher Lyndsay Gray and pupils Courtney Morrison and Sarah Howe, spoke about the trip which will take place in October.
Lyndsay and High School Rector Archie Bathgate will lead nine pupils on a 12 day trip and she said they hoped to create links with the country that was blighted with genocide in 1994.
Courtney and Sarah said it was a once in a lifetime chance to experience a different culture, while Lyndsay gave more details of what they are likely to encounter.
She said that they will see at first hand some of the problems as Rwandans recover from the dark days of the past.
In particular, Lyndsay spoke about projects such as ‘Friends of Jesus’ and ‘Comfort Rwanda’, which provide much needed food and education with a background of healing and reconciliation.
Mr Bathgate has been involved for many years in the Comfort Rwanda’ project, which has done great work in the country.
Club member Charlie Allison gave the girls a vote of thanks for their talk, wishing them luck and saying that it should be a great life experience for them.