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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