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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

Remember and Rebuild

Rwandans are remembering the 100 days of the 27th Genocide Memorial. They remember more than one million Tutsi – babies, children, youth, men, women and elders – killed in just 100 days. During this critical period of remembrance, most Rwandans … Continue reading

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Letter from Emmanuel

FOOD DISTRIBUTION DURING KIGALI’s SECOND LOCKDOWN After months of recovering from the first lockdown, our numbers hit quite the peak this January and many lives have been lost. With 15,834 cases and 208 deaths all in the span of a … Continue reading

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COVID in Kigali

Lockdown and the need for food Kigali is in lockdown – again – to help curb the spread of COVID-19 which is on the rise. The city had just undergone two weeks of lockdown, which has now been extended for … Continue reading

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Last Chance for a 2020 Tax Receipt

If you’re thinking of helping YEGO Rwanda this year, time is running out to receive a Canadian tax receipt for 2020. If you’ve already donated, thank you! Your support goes a long way to providing hope to vulnerable people in … Continue reading

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Hope in action

Graduation – Computer Assisted Learning Thanks to ongoing donations, YEGO is able to offer programs that provide hope to vulnerable Rwandans. One example is the Computer Assisted Learning program. With a certificate of completion, students can go on to further … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday means Giving Hope YEGO is about giving hope to vulnerable Rwandans Healing retreats give people the opportunity to tell their stories and form friendships that bring them out of isolation. Providing food for the hungry brings hope when … Continue reading

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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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