Urutare rwa Ngarama
Unser Ausflug zum Stein
Our trip to the stone
For Sarah and me "the stone" is one of the most beautiful places in Ngarama. Its name - in kinyarwanda "urutare" / the stone - is actually not correct, I think, because it is more of a stone hilltop, which rises at the end of the main street very spacious over the village. The stone is even a national attraction, because, as the legend says, long ago a king left his footprint on it.
The stone offers a beautiful view over the surrounding valleys and hills. During our time as volunteers, we often went there with snacks or books and enjoyed the tranquility and nature that surrounds you.
That's why we thought it would be nice for a daytrip. And because it's not far, we grabbed nine children on a sunny afternoon and went there with Stefanie, a very nice colleague, and Jean-Baptiste, the teacher of the school at the center. After a bumpy wheelchair odyssey we were rewarded on the stone with a clear view and blue sky!
It was so beautiful that the children could sit on the stone warmed by the sun, that we got a view above people, goats and motos that meander along the streets, that we could count the green hills and admire the footprint of the king all together.
After the sun had disappeared behind the hills, there was still time for some Fanta, Chai, Chapati and Amandazi in the village, before we went back to the center in the dark. In the end everyone was pretty exhausted, but happy.