Author Archives: YEGO Rwanda

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

A Message from Dr. Emmanuel Gatera

25th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda April 7, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The genocide left more than 1 million Tutsi and moderate Hutu dead and … Continue reading

Posted in Counselling, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Women's Healing Ministry Retreats

The Genesis of Hate and the Trauma of Genocide – The Rwandan Context

The Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Gatera will be returning to Edmonton to teach a course on The Genesis of Hate and the Trauma of Genocide – The Rwandan Context. The course is being offered by St. Stephen’s College and runs from … Continue reading

Posted in Counselling, Events, News, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), St. Stephen's College

YEGO Centre Grand Opening

Ribbon cutting It was a day of celebration! The mayor’s official representative was on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Computer-assisted learning Then it was on to the computer room where Carolyn demonstrated some of the curriculum to be used … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Assisted Learning, Dance, Events, News

Rwanda Visit – Day 17

Home visit Emmanuel and Athanasie regularly minister to several women and children who need their support and the help of YEGO. The team brought rice, beans, sugar, porridge, and laundry soap to a young mom today. The visits remind the … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Assisted Learning, Home visits

Day 3 – Retreat #2

The level-2 retreat ended amidst much joy, laughter and song. The song that ended up being the theme for the weekend was God is So Good. Over and over, it expressed the feelings of the women. In case you’re wondering … Continue reading

Posted in Women's Healing Ministry Retreats

Day 2 – Retreat #2

In the Level 1 retreat the women shared their stories of pain and suffering. Now in Level 2 they are sharing their journeys of healing. There were many stories but the one that came through frequently was the movement from … Continue reading

Posted in Women's Healing Ministry Retreats

Day 1 of Retreat #2

Today was the start of the second retreat. The women and youth have all been to a retreat before. This time the theme is Finding Hope. When the bus arrived the air was filled with the sound of singing. This … Continue reading

Posted in Women's Healing Ministry Retreats