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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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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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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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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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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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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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