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

Annual Report, Budget and Action Plan

Like many of us, YEGO Rwanda has had to pivot to adapt to living in a global pandemic. During a lockdown, many people in Rwanda couldn’t get out to make a living and were in urgent need of items like … Continue reading

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COVID Update #2

After almost three months of lockdown in Rwanda, the government started slowly opening up some activities such as bus travel, and public and private business. In reopening businesses, the government was giving a breathing space for the national economy and … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Update

Emergency food distribution During Rwanda’s coronovirus lockdown, many of YEGO’s beneficiaries, including the working poor, were unable to make money to provide food for their families. YEGO stepped up to help. By using funds earmarked for programs which were unable … Continue reading

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Eulogy for Yego Dancer

IN LOVING MEMORY OF HONORINE MUHAWENIMANA Honorine was born in 1996. Her home is located in Ndera in the northern part of Kigali but her parents come from the northern part of Rwanda. Honorine’s father died when she was still … Continue reading

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COVID-19 and YEGO Rwanda

Rwanda on lockdown Like much of the world, Rwandans are being told to stay home and stay safe. It’s been over a month and the lockdown deadlines continue to be extended. There have been 153 cases of COVID-19 in the … Continue reading

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Yego Rwanda April 2020 Update Report

Grace, Mercy and Emmanuel Gatera have prepared a report on the latest updates from Yego Rwanda. It includes information on: the first computer-assisted learning class graduation the launch of the sewing classes the elite newcomer’s retreat returning women and girl’s … Continue reading

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Retreat #3

Mar 13 – 15: Peace and Reconciliation Men’s Retreat Day 1 This was the first retreat held for men. Participants listened attentively to the sessions, but worked in silence when they were at the tables. Kae changed direction by encouraging … Continue reading

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YEGO daycare

Did you know that YEGO runs a daycare? Many of the women connected with YEGO need childcare in order to attend healing retreats, receive counselling, participate in education, find employment, or hold down a job. With the help of donations … Continue reading

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Retreat #2

Mar 6 – 8:  Kindness and Compassion Day 1 The women and girls are all previous retreat participants, so it was good for everyone to reconnect. Craft time gives the women a chance to be creative and to share. Tea … Continue reading

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Yego programs off and running!

Computer-assisted learning (CAL) program The CAL program aims to help women and youth who have not had a chance to go to university. It’s a 6-month program, offered free of charge. The first class graduated this week! Below is a … Continue reading

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