YEGO Rwanda Founder and Executive Director Emmanuel Gatera

YEGO Rwanda Founder and Executive Director Emmanuel Gatera

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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4 Responses to YEGO Rwanda Founder and Executive Director Emmanuel Gatera

  1. Alyce says:

    How can you afford to come to Edmonton to study for the D.Min.program at St. Stephen’s if you and your wife no longer have jobs? Please reply before I worry about the YEGO Rwanda Foundation as being none other than a scam. Alyce Oosterhuis

  2. Alyce says:

    Please answer my question.

    • YEGO Rwanda says:

      Hi Alyce,

      Thank you for your question. I’ve contacted Emmanuel to get his personal response, which I will post as soon as possible. In the meantime, I believe Emmanuel secured funding to do his doctorate in Canada from the Anglican Church of Canada. His doctoral research concerns learning how to train people in counselling for post-traumatic stress disorder, which is rampant throughout Rwanda after the atrocities of 1994. The repercussions of the Rwandan Genocide are still being felt even now, and the work of YEGO Rwanda is one of healing, hope and reconciliation amongst the tribal factions.

      Athanasie and the children are being looked after by family members. If you can spare a prayer for them, I know it would be appreciated.

      Shirley (webmaster)

      • YEGO Rwanda says:

        Further to my reply above, Emmanuel would like to add the following:

        I have afforded to come to study to Edmonton for a D.Min. Program at St Stephens’s College because I have call to train in trauma counseling and work with the traumatized persons of Rwanda. Some friends have paid for this to happen. The skills I receive will help me contribute towards the healing of traumatized Rwandans through training other trauma counselors. These will work with many traumatized people in Rwanda. After the completion of my program I will take on a teaching job in one of the Christian Colleges in Rwanda to teach pastoral counseling and trauma counseling. I will then be able to fulfil my vision of helping in trauma healing but also having a paying job to take care of my family. I hope I have answered Alyse’s question.
        Pastor Emmanuel

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