All I Want for Christmas is a New Latrine

December 16, 2010  |  Newsletters  |  No Comments

AND WHY NOT? If you had to share a single open pit toilet with 175 other kids you would too! There are 1,400 students at the school in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. They share 8 latrines.

Community leaders in Rwinkwavu say that giving children access to basic sanitation is their greatest need. To meet this need Grace Rwanda has proposed a 16-hole latrine which will triple the number of toilets currently available. A hole for the latrine has already been prepared by the community.

Download PDF version of the brochure.

Grace Rwanda at the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

September 23, 2010  |  Events  |  No Comments

Grace Rwanda is at the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival, October 9th, 2010.

Please come and visit our Grace Rwanda information table on Saturday, October 9th – 9 am to 5 p.m. at The 15th Annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival!

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“Miracle in Rwanda” Theatre Presentation

August 31, 2010  |  Events  |  No Comments

Miracle in Rwanda

Leslie Lewis Sword brilliantly transforms herself into a host of characters to tell the incredible story of Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Immaculée Ilibagiza, a real-life messenger of hope.

Grace Rwanda supports the play, Miracle in Rwanda, based on the book “Left to Tell” by Immaculée Ilibagiza. It tells the story of how she survived during the Rwanda genocide in 1994. The story also represents what other Rwandan survivors had to live through, including Elizabeth and Marie Louise, Grace Rwanda Society’s co-founders.

Special Performance on September 29

Proceeds from this performance will benefit Grace Rwanda Society projects in Rwanda. Join us on Wednesday, September 29 for this incredible production.

Dates and Ticket Information after the link…
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Grace Rwanda on Global National News July 16

July 18, 2010  |  Video  |  No Comments




Grace Rwanda was featured on Global National News on July 16, 2010. Watch the segment.

Grace Rwanda on the ground in Rwanda in 2010

Grace Rwanda on the ground in Rwanda in 2010

June 26, 2010  |  Articles  |  No Comments

Board members receive warm welcome at Rwinkwavu School

The schoolchildren are singing, dancing and drum­ming with all their hearts. Hundreds of villagers, their energy palpable, encircle their three visitors in jubilant celebra­tion, even encouraging the “Muzungus” (Westerners) to join them in dance. Gratitude for their new school cannot be contained.

More than 600 students were part of the celebration — with music, dancing and speeches — at the March 26 official announcement of Grace Rwanda’s partnership with the Rwinkwavu School. “Each speaker was so grateful for what Grace Rwanda has done,” says Franco Bordignon, Grace Rwanda’s vice chair. “I didn’t think we had done that much, but that’s not the way they saw it.”

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Special event with Rwandan aid worker Carl Wilkens

June 26, 2010  |  Events  |  No Comments

Sunday June 27, 2010.
You are invited to an afternoon with speaker Carl Wilkens. Wilkens has been a humanitarian aid worker in Rwanda since 1990, and he was the only American to remain in the country during the 1994 genocide. Each day he braved the deadly streets to bring food, water and medicine to orphans trapped around Kigali. His experiences have been featured in the New York Times, the PBS Frontline documentary “Ghosts of Rwanda,” and the National Public Radio documentary “The Few Who Stayed: Defying Genocide.”

Time: Sunday June 27, 2010 @ 2PM – 5PM
Location: St. Helen’s Church,  3871 Pandora St., Burnaby, BC (View Map)
There will be an opportunity to purchase Rwandan crafts, teas, coffees and fabrics.
Download PDF Invitation.

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