Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I ask a lot of questions. I believe very strongly in the power of asking questions. What will you learn if you don’t ask questions? How can progress take place if people don’t question the status quo?

Students from the secondary school youth club

So, you can imagine my dilemma when I realized that in Kinyarwanda, the word for question, icibazo, is also the word for problem. In Rwanda, a question is often considered a problem. One of my greatest victories comes when I hear students in the youth club I helped organize exclaim, "Teacher! Question!". 

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