BRIDGES TO PROSPERITY
When the Rukubi River floods for two months out of every year, the residents of Karambo and Rabogeshi are cut off from health clinics, schools, government services, markets and farms. During the dry season, community members cross using a temporary timber bridge, which is unsafe and is often washed away during flood events. The communities suffered the loss of two children in the last year due to the unsafe crossing.
In February 2018, the team of volunteers from Price & Myers and Knight Architects will travel to Rwanda, working alongside the local team, to construct a 70m suspended footbridge to span the river at the communities' key crossing point. Once complete, the bridge will provide year-round safe crossing for local communities to access markets, schools, medical services, amongst other basic services.
Photo credit: Knight Architects / Price & Myers