After an two intense weeks, the Gasyogogo bridge was officially inaugurated yesterday morning by the vice mayor.
It was a great occasion, made all the more special by the attendance of a number of the Bridges to Prosperity board members, including CEO Avery Bang. This was because Gasyogogo is the first of 350 bridges to be built in Rwanda by Bridges to Prosperity in the next five years, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Rwandan government.
The local community came out in force to enjoy the event and the members of the local bridge committee were given certificates and a copy of the bridge-building manual.
For us, it was a bittersweet event – we are so proud of the local community and have all loved the bridge building experience, but are sad to leave our new friends behind and start thinking about our day jobs back in the UK!