YEGO Centre Grand Opening

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Emmanuel and Athanasie outside the new YEGO Centre.

Ribbon cutting

It was a day of celebration! The mayor’s official representative was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Emmanuel and members of the women’s leadership group looks on as Kae Neufeld and the mayor’s representative cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the YEGO Centre.

Computer-assisted learning

Then it was on to the computer room where Carolyn demonstrated some of the curriculum to be used in the computer-assisted learning program.

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Carolyn demonstrates the computer-assisted learning program.

Dancing

The celebration continued in the hall across the street, with speeches and entertainment from the YEGO dancers. These youth learned to dance through the YEGO dance program and are now able to find employment as dancers at weddings and other celebrations.

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YEGO dancers perform at the grand opening of the YEGO Centre.

Support from the district

Yesterday YEGO received a contract to use the building space for 3 years rent-free, with the option to renew. This is a huge vote of support from the district.

The mayor’s representative praised the work of YEGO and is using YEGO as a model for other organizations wishing to do similar work. The district sees YEGO as a partner in working for improvements in the lives of the Rwandan people.

Interviews

The celebration concluded with bottles of pop for all and interviews with individuals.

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Kae Neufeld being interviewed by a local news reporter.

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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