Musha, Rwamagana: Roof ripped off REAP's library, and 90% of books water damaged.

Eugene, REAP employee cleans water-damaged books.

Eugene, REAP employee cleans water-damaged books.

On November 3rd, a violent storm destroyed homes and school buildings in the Musha Village where the Duha School is located. According to the Ministry for Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDMAR), over 150 homes as well as many school classrooms suffered severe damage.

 Located at a relatively higher altitude, the Duha School lost the roofs of  5 classrooms, library and  the cow shelter.  

REAP formed the library in 2012 and stocked it with more than 2,000 books over four years. In addition, REAP furnished the library with shelves, tables, rugs, and benches.  The  storm damage requires us to build a new library. Our Saturday reading program and weekly reading enrichment programs are temporarily suspended until we can raise funds to build the library.

Library roof blown off, view of the sky from inside the library

Library roof blown off, view of the sky from inside the library