Many organisations and individuals have been particularly supportive of rYico’s work.
rYico would like to thank all of it’s supporters and donors. Without your support we wouldn’t be able to carry out our work.
The Aall Foundation
rYico would like to thank the Aall foundation for its significant ongoing contribution to supporting rYico’s projects at Centre Marembo. Their support has helped to secure the work at the centre since 2009.
Bottletop have provided a three year grant to rYico to publish a regular youth journal for vulnerable young people in Kigali. The journal provides advice, information and education in an accessible way.
The Charlotte Wilson Memorial Fund
Special thanks to the CWMF for supporting our work with former street children at Centre Marembo’s Umugongo House.
Awards For All
Awards For All made a grant to rYico in 2009 for rYico to run a volunteer programme in the UK.
Purple Field Productions
Purple Field Productions, is a charity (registered charity number 1127076) that makes films and videos for educational and humanitarian purposes. They produce everything from short documentaries to full-length feature films.
In 2007 they directed and produced Facing Forward, a half hour documentary about rYico’s work at Centre Marembo. Two volunteers, Kerry Deacon and Duncan Speakman, continued collaboration in 2008 running training for three trainers who were then mentored and supported in set up a filmmaking group for young people at Centre Marembo.
UIA Charitable Foundation granted funding to rYico in September 2008 to re-launch the Drop-In project for young people living and working on the streets of Kigali. The Drop-In facility at Centre Marembo offers a safe space for young people to seek advice, eat a hot meal and wash. Some of the young people end up being accommodated by centre Marembo and others are referred to vocational training courses.
Stagestruck is a corporate Event and Communications Company. Stagestruck deal with every aspect of corporate events and have been particularly supportive of rYico’s work in the UK. Specifically, rYico’s event at the Dome Corn Exchange in 2005 would not have been possible without the incredible help, organisation and technical support of the Stagestruck team. Stagestruck have also extended their kind support to helping finance the set up of Centre Marembo in Kigali.
Other like-minded organisations and friends are:
The Church of the Good Shepherd
This church provides first class pediatric medical care in Kigali.
Brighton Peace and Environment Centre
Brighton Peace & Environment Centre (BPEC) is an educational charity which inspires action through learning about the world.
One World Linking Organisation
As a leading membership organisation for world – wide linking to reach out and influence all of those involved, to enhance the scope and performance of their links, thereby accelerating progress towards a more just, informed and tolerant society with greater social cohesion and mutual understanding, ultimately reducing tension and contributing to world peace. We aim to achieve this through the expertise and experience of our membership, excellence of our communications, advice, guidance and support.
Voluntary Services Oversees
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.
VSO’s high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all.