Benefit Concert a Huge Success!

Last week’s benefit concert, Roses for Rwanda, was a huge success!

It was a great evening. Chris Giffen of rEvolve opened the concert and set the tone for the wonderful night. Utunyange charmed the audience with traditional Rwanda dance. Our friend John performed a one-man show depicting the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

YEGO Rwanda Founder and Executive Director Emmanuel Gatera spoke of the hope and promise of the important work being done today to help heal the traumatized and orphaned of Rwanda. This is where the money goes!

The Canadian Western Music Award winners and Reggae Band of the Year, Souljah Fyah closed the evening with outstanding renditions of “Rwanda” and “Redemption Song.”

Between ticket sales, the sale of wool rose pins, and a silent auction, we raised $9,000 for the children of Rwanda! The administrative costs were all waived, so that all money could go directly to help the important work of YEGO Rwanda.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who donated an item to the silent auction, provided baking, made coffee, bought tickets, performed, attended the event, ran the silent auction, made and sold rose pins, sold tickets, and all the volunteer duties that go into an event of this magnitude.

Click on the links in the right-hand column to see some of the photos from the concert.

Together, we can truly make a difference!

About YEGO Rwanda

YEGO is a Kinyarwanda word meaning YES. YEGO or YES to building a truly loving and hopeful generation in Rwanda. The YEGO Foundation says "YES" to helping support and empower Rwandan orphans to: Heal from trauma Obtain education and develop skills Grow physically and spiritually Unite and reconcile with other Tutsi and Hutu orphans Instil hope for the future
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