Kingfisher Kayaking with a Cause


Within the STOMP initiative to prevent malaria in Rwanda, there are many volunteers doing excellent work with students, but PCV Taylor’s prevention efforts stand out.

During World Malaria Month, Taylor completed 4 Grassroots Soccer interventions in primary and secondary levels. In her data, she found that the students significantly increased their malaria prevention knowledge throughout the lessons. Primary students are an at-risk population when it comes to malaria, and Taylor’s work will help protect them and keep them in school.

Thanks to Kingfisher Kayaking, we were able to reward her work with an all expenses paid tour on the beautiful Lake Kivu.

Taylor reports back: “We were able to enjoy a full-day kayaking trip with lunch included. It was a beautiful and relaxing day on Lake Kivu. Our guide was a real joy and kept the trip fun and lively. We were able to visit the hot springs in Gisenyi and enjoyed delicious Calafia sandwiches for lunch. It is a great activity for friends and family while visiting Gisenyi. I would highly recommend!”

Thank you for your excellent work, Taylor, and thank you Kingfisher Kayaking for joining the malaria fight!