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Mwiko Primary School

Mwiko Primary School is situated near Volcanoes’ Virunga Lodge and has over 800 children and 12 dedicated, hard-working teachers. The VSPT has been working with the school over the last 5 years and has helped fund infrastructure projects and provide school materials. Projects include building a new water tank for the school, repairing the roof and buying school uniforms and materials. The VSPT continues to help fund structural improvements to the school building.

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Intore Dance Troupe

The VSPT has worked with the Intore Dance Troupe since 2004. Intore is the most famous and distinctive style of Rwandese dance, which is based on the courtly victory dance of the Rwandan Mwami (kings). The word intore means ‘best’ and it was a great honour for those selected. They would receive a privileged education and training and had a high status within the court. The dancers use traditional weapons such as spears, shields or bows and wear brightly coloured clothes and long flowing white hairpieces.