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A twiga (giraffe) with the Nairobi skyline in the background.

A twiga (giraffe) with the Nairobi skyline in the background.

Our pilgrimage to Kenya and Rwanda, to learn and share about the resettlement process for Congolese refugees, begins today with a short flight to New York City. Monday afternoon, we will fly to Nairobi by way of Amsterdam.

And while the bulk of our time will be spent learning about this process in both Nairobi, Kenya and Kigali, Rwanda, we will also get to see a giraffe feeding center and an elephant orphanage (thus the above photo/I couldn’t resist).

The trip will encompass visits to: the Resettlement Support Center (RSC) in Nairobi, Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda, the Rwanda Genocide Memorial Centre, and the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) branch office in Kenya, among a number of other places.

I am looking forward to all that I will learn about this very important ministry and look forward to sharing my experiences. The intention is to both blog while there as well as upon my return.