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

Challenges and Miracles

Editors note: This just in from Kae Neufeld, Mackensy Cumin and Susan Dueck who are in Rwanda to help deliver healing retreats to YEGO recipients. It’s so perfect, and has such a beautiful lesson of patience and gratitude, that I … Continue reading

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Landed safely in Rwanda

Canadian group arrives in Kigali Dr. Kae Neufeld, Mackensy Cumin and Susan Dueck from Edmonton have arrived in Kigali to help with the important work of YEGO Rwanda. Werner De Jong, pastor at Holyrood Mennonite Church in Edmonton, will be … Continue reading

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YEGO’s dance, music and drama program

YEGO youth practising their dance moves Dance, music and drama help youth heal from social isolation, despair and anger which characterize trauma and depression. It is both therapeutic and an income‐generating program, developing skills that can lead to job opportunities. … Continue reading

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Christmas Party 2019

The annual Christmas party gathers together the vulnerable children and youth sponsored by YEGO Rwanda. It’s a time for them to meet, celebrate Christmas and the end of the year, and make plans for the new year. The 2019 Christmas party … Continue reading

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The Hope that Remains: Canadian Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide

Friend and supporter of YEGO Rwanda, Christine Magill recounts the stories of 10 immigrants in her new book, The Hope that Remains: Canadian Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide. Christine explains why she wrote the book. For many people the thought … Continue reading

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Annual Fundraising Dinner

YOU ARE INVITED! Come help celebrate and support the work of YEGO Rwanda. You can really make a difference. Event details Friday, November 15, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.St. Andrew’s United Church, 9915 – 148 St., Edmonton 5:30 – 6:30: … Continue reading

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YEGO Rwanda 2019 Annual Report

It’s been a busy year and YEGO Rwanda has a lot to show for it! Learn all about our ongoing programs and new initiatives. Read the 2019-AnnualReport.    

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UPDATE: computer-assisted learning program

See the May report on YEGO’s computer-assisted learning (CAL) program. Learn about its objectives, outcomes and recommendations.

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Creating bonds of friendship

Students in the computer-assisted learning program are not only learning new skills, they’re also forming friendships and creating community. This week the students took up a collection and threw a party for one of their classmates, Dianne. This program is … Continue reading

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More than a computer class…

Josianne Josianne is one of the students in the YEGO computer-assisted learning program. Not only is Josianne experiencing the joy of learning, she’s also experiencing what it means to be in community. Josianne is an orphan, with no family to … Continue reading

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