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    DAY 222

    A New Space

    For the last week, we’ve been asking our team in Rwanda – who work in some very challenging circumstances – what would you do to make change with your team? If you had $500 to take better care of yourself and your teammates, what would you do?

    ARC’s Kigali office is a connecting place. It’s where our Country Director and Kigali team sit and support the rest of the ARC Rwanda teams. It’s also where donors, colleagues from HQ and other partners come to connect and collaborate. Recently, ARC was asked by the Rwandan government to move our offices to a location that would allow for more convenient cooperation with the government officials who we work so closely with.

    In the move, the team gained a new meeting room for staff to brainstorm and welcome guests and colleagues. But on a tight budget and after all the expense of moving, the team had no way of furnishing the room or making it a welcoming, functional space.

    So with $500 they added chairs, stools and some work surfaces to make the new room a place where they could work individually and in teams and celebrate special occasions( like World Humanitarian Day, top). “I can’t wait to see how we use this space,” said Bernad, ARC’s Rwanda Country Director. “I think it will help our team think about and approach our work in a new and fresh way. Let the ideas flow!”

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