New UK office

rYico are happy to announce that the UK team have been offered an office in ‘Community Base’, a building in the centre of Brighton that houses the offices of many other non-governmental and voluntary sector organisations. The office will strengthen rYico’s capacity to carry out its projects and will also enable volunteers to carry out essential […]

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The Latest from Marembo

In January 2006 Centre Marembo began a new programme. Now that the first group of children are going to school, Marembo has started offering a new group the opportunity to study at the centre 3 mornings a week with a view to their resuming school at the next opportunity. Tuesdays are drop-in days and are […]

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Boys start school

On 9th January, rYico had the pleasure of being able to send the first 21 boys to school that have been attending Centre Marembo. rYico was able to enrol 18 children at Gatenga Primary School, 2 at Mere du Verb and 1 other at the local Secondary School. Thanks to rYico’s supporters, Centre Marembo has been […]

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World Aids Day

Events were held at Centre Marembo on December 1st – World Aids Day. The activities, kindly supported by VSO in Rwanda,  included poetry written by the young people at Marembo, a dance, sketches and art activities that were all related to issues surrounding HIV / AIDS. A large board was painted with the symbolic red […]

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Cowley Club Sunday lunch and jumble sale

rYico were invited to cook Rwandan food to raise money for their project in Rwanda. Food included matoke (savoury bananas), ichoo (cabbage dish), ibishimbo (beans) and umucheri (rice). The Cowley Club also offered all of the proceeds of their weekly jumble sale to rYico which was a great success. Many thanks to everyone that came […]

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Sussex University Talks

H.E. Ambassador Rosemary Museminali, Investigative journalist, Linda Melvern and Major Stefan Stec, a Major in UNAMIR, gave talks and held question and answer’s at Sussex University. Their talks were followed by Eric Kabera’s film Keepers of Memory, a documentary testament to the survivors of the genocide.

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Kate ran for rYico

Swindon-based Kate Cady ran the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday 6th March to raise money for rYico. Kate put in a lot of hard work and training to carry out the half marathon. rYico would like to say a big thank you to Kate for her hard work and support!

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5 Computers for rYico’s Youth Centre

On January 29th, members of rYico joined members of Rwanda UK Goodwill Organisation to fill a container for shipment to Rwanda. rYico were able to send 5 computers which will be available for training and IT use when our centre opens later this year.

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UK trustees in Rwanda

Three rYico trustees from the UK have visited Rwanda to meet their fellow trustees in Kigali and to follow the latest developments in the project planning. Over the past 6 months rYico has been raising our profile in Rwanda, developing our plans for our Youth Centre and registering as an Non-Governmental Organisation.

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