Bake Sale Fundraising

Thank you to Shelley Joyce and all her colleagues for their Easter Bake Sale, which raised £247 for rYico in one afternoon!

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Sponsor a Brick Pop Up Restaurant Event

Our trustee Ann Rodrigues has been hosting meals for guests in return for minimum donations of £25 per person to help fund our project to build a new centre in Kigali. Ann told us, “This is my second month of holding my charity pop up restaurant for rYico. We have up to 8 seats so […]

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Umugongo House Presentation

On May 8th 2013 a volunteer team of architects from the University of Brighton, presented their new design for Umungongo House for boys to rYico. One year ago a team from the Architectural Department took on the ambitious project to design a new building that will house up to 32 former street children. The presentation […]

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Annual Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi

rYico joined the West Midlands Rwandan Community Association at their commemorative event, launching the Keeping Memories exhibition and book at The Drum, Birmingham. It was an emotional day, with speeches, films, poems, songs and a candle ceremony to remember those who died and those who survived the genocide.

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Keeping Memories: The Rwandan Community in the UK

rYico has recently secured a major grant of £48,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to run a ground-breaking two year project focussed on the preservation of memories from Rwandans living in the UK and commemorating the 1994 Rwandan genocide. We are currently in the process of collecting Oral Histories from ten people from the UK […]

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Ray cycled for rYico

Thank you to Raymond Buckley, a rYico volunteer, who cycled from Brighton to Cornwall, starting on 4th July 2011, to raise funds for him to set up a sewing vocational skills workshop at Centre Marembo. The ongoing output of the workshop  will be sold both in Rwanda and through Shop4Rwanda <LINK TO http:/>. This was […]

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