Message from the staff of the Nyungwe Nziza Project in memory of Dr. Jim R. Seyler, Chief of Party, DAI-SSENNP “Nyungwe Nziza” Project
On November 23rd, 2013, Dr. Jim Seyler, who was Chief of Party of the DAI-SEEENNP “Nyungwe Nziza” Project suddenly and unexpectedly passed. It’s still hard to believe that he is no longer with us. He always stayed in contact with us on line even when he was out of the country, so every time we turn on our computers, we still keep hoping to receive a nice email from him. Jim was so friendly to us, that we could seek his guidance anytime since he was always there for us. Yes, he was our boss, hence tough sometimes on strict deadlines, as he expected and demanded the best from each one of us. We now wish we could tell him how he has made us more efficient and professional. He made us better! We still hear his voice echoing in our office corridors and his happy whistle after he proclaims “DONE” for all to hear, when he ticks off something on his to-do list, and his hearty laughter after receiving an exciting email! Jim will remain alive forever in our hearts.
Jim loved and believed in his work. We will miss his strong technical and leadership skills in tourism planning and development. His contributions to tourism development in Rwanda, particularly in Nyungwe National Park will not be forgotten. We send our heartfelt thoughts to his family, friends, partners and all staff at DAI and sincere appreciation for having known and worked with him. He was an amazing person! We will carry on the work that he started and do our best as he has always demonstrated to us. We will make him proud.
May his soul rest in eternal peace!
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