Urukundo Foundation & Sewing Center pays tribute: awards and celebrations

In loving memory of Tom Nunnally, our benefactor and the thinker, who envisioned a school for sewing at Urukundo Learning Center.

Each year in Tom’s memory, Forest Hills Rotary in Pittsburgh, PA awards a sewing machine to the most outstanding student the class, to help that person start up his or her own business.

Tom’s wife Carolyn also chose to present each graduate with a kit of basic tools needed to work as a sewer. Tom’s Legacy at Urukundo will live on.

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 Displaying the award: Theresa, Head of the Sewing School along with teacher Redemptus Nderendebe,  the tailoring teacher Desire Uwimana, and Laurien Sebomana, honored guest from Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Displaying the award: Theresa, Head of the Sewing School along with teacher Redemptus Nderendebe, the tailoring teacher Desire Uwimana, and Laurien Sebomana, honored guest from Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

 This year’s award went to Teddy Uwurukundo and is presented to him by Madam Valerie Mukamutare, the Executive Secretary of the District, and by Redemptus Nderendebe, a teacher at the Sewing Center.

This year’s award went to Teddy Uwurukundo and is presented to him by Madam Valerie Mukamutare, the Executive Secretary of the District, and by Redemptus Nderendebe, a teacher at the Sewing Center.

 The manager of the sewing project presents certificates.

The manager of the sewing project presents certificates.

 The certificates and sewing starter kits were such precious gifts.

The certificates and sewing starter kits were such precious gifts.

 Special awards given to outstanding Primary and Preschool students.

Special awards given to outstanding Primary and Preschool students.

 The parent of the year award was presented to Celestin Ndayiziga. This award was given to the parent who was most active and helpful to the teachers and in the Learning Center.

The parent of the year award was presented to Celestin Ndayiziga. This award was given to the parent who was most active and helpful to the teachers and in the Learning Center.

 Special guests were interns from GO ED. The girls lived and volunteered at Urukundo for a month.

Special guests were interns from GO ED. The girls lived and volunteered at Urukundo for a month.

 Jean Marie, Juliette, Olive, Theresa & Erneste join graduates for photo.

Jean Marie, Juliette, Olive, Theresa & Erneste join graduates for photo.

 Remembrance photo.  Next year we will have risers. Our Primary 6 kids are as tall as the students in the Sewing Center so only the hats of those students are visible. Live and Learn.

Remembrance photo. Next year we will have risers. Our Primary 6 kids are as tall as the students in the Sewing Center so only the hats of those students are visible. Live and Learn.

 Happy Face of a special girl. She has been #1 in her class since Kindergarten. Congratulations Delice Nishimwe.

Happy Face of a special girl. She has been #1 in her class since Kindergarten. Congratulations Delice Nishimwe.

I hope you have enjoyed the photos of the graduation as much as I have enjoyed putting it together.

Thank you.

Mama Arlene