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Dorset students travel to Rwanda for schools visit

A group of Dorset students have travelled to Rwanda for a charity-run schools visit programme.

Eight sixth-form pupils from Shaftesbury School spent eight days in the east African country, visiting two local schools.

The trip was organised by Gillingham-based charity MSAADA which runs the schools scheme.

The students worked alongside the charity helping survivors of the genocide killings of 1994.

Between April and June 1994, an estimated a million Rwandans were killed in the space of 100 days.

The Shaftesbury students visited the Excel Bilingual School and the Rwamagana Secondary school in Rutonde.

Pupils from The Grange in Christchurch carried out a similar trip with MSAADA in 2010.

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