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    Huye team manages stress through exercise, social bonds

    DAY 221

    Eat Together, Workout Together

    The last several days we’ve been doing the doable with ARC’s very own staff who work in some very challenging environments. We’ve asked them: if you had $500 to take better care of yourself or your teammates, what would you do?

    Today, on Day 221, we are with ARC’s team in the city of Huye in Rwanda, located between two refugee camps where ARC works – Mugombwa and Kigeme.

    The Huye team decided that it was most important for them to stay in shape and boost their friendships with their colleagues. So, they purchased a group membership to the Huye Fitness Club. Once a week, they’ll go to the club together – in matching tracksuits – to workout and take an aerobics class with Coach Bruno.

    “I think this will make a big difference in the health and happiness of the team,” said Country Director Bernad Ojwang. They attended their introductory session, and they can’t wait to get started with their regular weekly classes.

    But the day wasn’t all about sweat.

    The team also wanted a chance to reconnect over a meal together. They gathered at a local hotel to enjoy a late buffet lunch and a moment to build team closeness. It was also an opportunity to bid farewell to a couple of team members who were departing the team.

    The team was glad and thankful for these opportunities to replenish their mind, bodies and spirits and to spend time strengthening connections.

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