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The Role of the West in Rwanda’s Genocide – Lecture by Linda Melvern

May 8, 2009 On 6th May RYICO organised a lecture by Linda Melvern widely published investigative journalist, author, honorary professor and expert on the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Based on the new edition of her book ‘A People Betrayed: the Role of the West in Rwanda’s Genocide’ which is due out on 17th July, Linda addressed […]

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Film trainers graduate!

A group of ten young film and media students at Centre Marembo have graduated this month in film training and are now qualified to train others in filmmaking. An award ceremony was hosted at Centre Marembo with guests of honour including the Director General of Culture for the Ministry of Youth and Culture and the […]

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Re-launch of Journal and Drop-In projects

Thanks to project funding from Bottletop and UIA Charitable Foundation, rYico have been able to re-launch two of its most popular projects. The Youth Journal provides advice and information to young people on matters relating to health, relationships and well-being and provides a valuable opportunity to advertise the weekly drop-in service to street children. The […]

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Natalie runs for rYico

Congratulations to Natalie Black, rYico’s new Chair of the board of trustees, who completed the 10K Nike Human Race and raised £200 for rYico. Thank you Natalie!

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Mayday Mayhem with Neneh Cherry as special Guest

The Mayday fundraising gig was a great success. rYico would like to extend a massive thank you to the many many people who worked hard to create a fantastic night! We really appreciate everyone’s support including the bands and performers, Concorde2, Blanche House, and want to thank you for raising vital funds for Centre Marembo.

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rYico Presents “Twibuke” ­ “Let Us Remember”

rYico’s held a tribute evening to commemorate the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. The evening included an exhibition of photography of rYico’s work at Centre Marembo and crafts from a Rwandan womens cooperative “Gayaha Links.” The evening provided an opportunity to learn more about the events leading up to the genocide, paid tribute to those who were […]

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Aspira Fund supports Reintegration Programme

rYico would like to thank the Aspira Fund and Andy Rouse for supporting a programme to facilitate re-integration of former street children that are currently supported by Centre Marembo back into their rural communities in Rwanda. There are about 7,000 children living on the streets in Kigali, the majority of whom come to the city […]

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‘Rwanda – The Road to Recovery’ Art Exhibition

rYico presented a collaborative exhibition comprised of photography, painting and prints from 6 collections of work that explore Rwanda’s past and its journey to the present day. July 4th marks the end of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda. For Rwandans this date represents the return of Imana, their God of life and protector whom many […]

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An Evening of Reflection

12 years after the Rwandan genocide, Rwanda’s reputation is still overshadowed by the orchestrated genocide that took place in 1994. Falling on the United Nations International Day of Reflection of the Genocide, rYico held an evening of remembrance for the local community of Brighton & Hove to reflect on the lives of those affected by […]

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