Rwandan Independence Day/Canada Day

July 1 is observed every year in Rwanda as the day the country gained independence from Belgian colonial rule in 1962. July 1 is also Canada Day, the anniversary of Canadian Confederation, which occurred on July 1, 1867.

To celebrate the Rwandan/Canadian connection, I hope you enjoy this video of Rwandan-born Canadian performer Shad. (Notice the ketchup chips at the start – a very Canadian thing.)

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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