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AfroConnect – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came along to the Fortune of War for rYico’s fundraising night. We had a great turnout and some amazing sets from Pollito Boogalo, Maracatu,Roots Garden and Mr Bongo Soundsystem. There was an auction on prizes donated by local businesses which helped us to raise a total of £900 from the […]

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Craggs Sisters Conquer Hadrian’s Wall

Laura and Anna Craggs raised over £1,300 for rYico this month by walking the entire length of Hadrian’s wall in just 5 days. Primary school teacher Anna from Durham said: ”The money’s still coming in so it could get even higher.” The two sisters braved bad weather and painful blisters to complete their sponsored walk […]

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New funding for tailoring project

rYico has been granted 3 years of funding from the Lo Foundation to support the development of the Centre Marembo sewing project. The funding will enable Centre Marembo to purchase several sewing machines and train young women in sewing and tailoring. Their products will be sold in Rwanda and through rYico’s social enterprise, Shop4Rwanda. This […]

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16th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

April 7th 2010 marked the 16th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. A commemoration organised by the Rwandan High Commission took place in London. This year the commemoration highlighted the challenges of managing trauma resulting from the tragic genocide, captured by the theme “let us commemorate the Genocide against Tutsi by continuing to combine efforts […]

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Family Planning Necklace Project

Over recent months the beading group at Centre Marembo has been developing a range of necklaces that are specifically designed as a simple family planning method. The beads represent a womans monthly cycle and help women to track the days and their fertility. The idea was brought to the centre by a doctor from Austria […]

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Partnership with Secondary School – Group Scolaire Saint Joseph

In October 2009 Centre Marembo signed a partnership agreement with a secondary school, St Jospeh, in Cyangugu in South West Rwanda. In exchange for rYico providing English and Science-teaching volunteers to the school, some of Centre Marembo’s former street children will be provided with free education and lodgings. Centre Marembo staff and volunteers attended a […]

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15th Anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide

7th April 2009 marked the 15th Anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. People around the world remembered the million people who were killed as well as those that survived the horrific 100 days of massacres and live today with the memories and pain. RYICO held a commemoration, ‘Rwanda after Genocide: A Reflection and Commemoration 15 […]

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Mark Allison walks the Pennine Way for RYICO

On Sunday 10th May Mark Allison successfully conquered the first half of the Pennine Way, a stretch of approximately 125 miles from Edale in Derbyshire to Bowes in County Durham. Many thanks to Mark for raising £600 for rYico!

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