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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

Graduation Day

Today, 14 of our students graduated from Gatesi Excellence Daycare. The graduates – 11 boys and 3 girls – will soon be moving on to elementary school. While attending our daycare, they received care, love and life foundation skills including: … Continue reading

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Update from Emmanuel

YEGO Rwanda Update: July 2021 These last few months, Rwanda has experienced various events and situations – some sad and some celebratory. COVID-19 COVID-19 is rampant and getting worse. Last year we often had less than 100 new cases daily, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Volcano erupts near Goma, Congo

5000 flee into Rwanda after volcanic eruption At least 15 people have died as a result of the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo last Saturday night. The spread of lava stopped just short of Goma, eastern Congo’s hub for trade and … Continue reading

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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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