YEGO Canada is thrilled to announce that, in addition to Souljah Fyah acoustic duo, the Forestier Family will be performing at our 2nd annual Roses for Rwanda benefit concert for YEGO Rwanda.
You may remember young Jack Forestier from Canada’s Got Talent. He won the hearts of Canadians and the judges with his amazing fiddling. To learn more about Jack and his family, click here.
Check out the great work being done by YEGO Rwanda. See our new webpages under What We Do – Programs and Services.
And in Canada, YEGO is busy planning our 2nd annual Roses for Rwanda benefit concert.
It’s that time of year again! Time to come together to support YEGO Rwanda.
Join us on Saturday, May 25 for the 2nd annual Roses for Rwanda benefit concert, featuring the reggae music of Souljah Fyah Acoustic Duo.
Founder and executive director Emmanuel Gatera will be here from Rwanda to give us an update on the work of YEGO.
There will be a silent auction, refreshment and items for sale.
Concert starts at 7 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, 9915 148 St., Edmonton. Tickets are available from board members, or at the door for $25. Kids 12 and under get in for free.
Hope to see you there!
Retired lieutenant-general and celebrated humanitarian, Senator Romeo Dallaire spoke at MacEwan University in Edmonton last night. Truly an inspiration.
Dallaire’s main premise is that human life is worth protecting. War is a failure of leadership and should be prevented. But if it can’t be prevented, then it’s our duty as human beings to do what we can to protect the innocent.
In 1994, General Dallaire commanded the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda. The atrocities he witnessed caused him to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. For those who have experienced war or other forms of abuse, the suffering doesn’t end when the assaults stop.
One of YEGO Rwanda’s objectives is to help heal those suffering the aftereffects of the Rwandan Genocide by training Rwandan trauma counsellors.
YEGO founder Emmanuel Gatera has been studying trauma counselling methods to earn his Doctorate in Ministry from St. Stephen’s College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In turn, he will train others back home.
Since his retirement from the military, Senator Dallaire has worked to bring an understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder to the general public. He has also founded the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership committed to ending the use and recruitment of child soldiers worldwide.
Senator Dallaire left us with this challenge:
Go to a developing country. Get your boots dirty with the soil of the land. Experience how 80% of the world lives. Return impassioned to make a difference. Care enough to know that all humans are human. There is not one human more human than another.
We all have someone on our Christmas list who is difficult to buy for. This year, you can give them a gift that will help change a life and heal a wounded nation. Try finding that at the mall!
You can be part of Rwanda’s hope for the future
Your gift to YEGO Rwanda supports vulnerable children, youth and Genocide survivors with:
- Counselling to help them heal from trauma
- Group activities like dance, sport and storytelling that promote a culture of peace, tolerance and hope
- Education and training to help them out of poverty
Please consider donating to YEGO Rwanda
To help make a difference in the life of a young Rwandan, please send your cheque, payable to YEGO Rwanda, to:
- YEGO Rwanda, P.O. Box: 5536, Kigali, RWANDA
Canadians who wish to receive an income tax receipt, please send your cheque, payable to St. Andrew’s United Church for YEGO Rwanda, to:
- St. Andrew’s United Church, 9915 148 ST NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 3G1
If your donation is a gift in someone else’s honour, please provide us with their name and your email address. We’ll send you a personalized gift card that you can either email or print off.
For more information, please visit the rest of this website. You can also find us on Facebook.
Thank you! You CAN make a difference.