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  • About INSPIRE!africa

    INSPIRE!africa is providing an opportunity for Canadians to make a profound difference in the lives of others in Rwanda by giving some of what we have, whether it is our time, money or skills.

    Our focus is on supporting community-based initiatives in areas where help is most needed and where it will make the most difference in moving communities out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

    Education is an underlying theme as education is a powerful tool for creating a world where anything is possible.

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We are in the News!

Save The Date!

  • We are so excited to announce the date of our upcoming Gala - Thursday, November 19, 2015!

    4:30 to 7:30 pm at Webster Galleries, 812 - 11th Ave SW

    Hear and see how INSPIRE!africa is turning desperation into hope for Rwanda's survivors.

    Hors d'oeuvers, silent auction, cash bar and Rwanda crafts.

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Latest Newsletter

  • INSPIRE!africa March 2016 Newsletter

    Experience your own ‘Road Trip Rwanda’ this May 2016

    Do you find yourself dreaming of Africa? Well, you’re in luck! We have 3 spots left on our 2016 INSPIRE!africa Volunteer Trip to Rwanda.

    Once we arrive in the beautiful land of a thousand hills, we will be teaching English, visiting the projects INSPIRE!africa supports as well as meeting some of the beneficiaries of your generous donations! We will explore the bustling capital of Kigali as well as take in the sights and sounds of the Rwandan country side. And of course a trip to Rwanda isn’t complete without stopping by

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How You've Helped Rebuild

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Your Donations Hard at Work

  • Your Donations Hard at Work

    This photo was taken by Ivy Fraser, a participant on our 2012 Volunteer Trip.  It is a Fig Tree Foundation Photo Contest Winner and is entitled “Curiosity”

    Read our year in review to see how your donations changed the lives of widows and orphans in Rwanda.

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INSPIRE!africa Spokesperson

  • Will Ferguson, 2012 Winner of the Scotia Bank Giller Prize for his novel, 419

    INSPIRE!africa was thrilled to have Will Ferguson as our keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Fundraiser! Mr. Ferguson shared his first hand experiences from his recent trip to Rwanda.

    Read his articles:

    In Rwanda, a Canadian working for the UN helps to reinvent the refugee camp

    Return to Rwanda: A Canadian immigrant and 1994 genocide survivor returns to Rwanda 20 years later

  • The Long Awaited New Book from Will Ferguson is Now Available:

    Twenty years after the genocide that left Rwanda in ruins, Will Ferguson travels deep into Africa's once-mysterious "Land of a Thousand Hills," with his friend and cohort Jean-Claude Munyezamu, who'd escaped Rwanda just months before the killings began.

    Funny, engaging, poignant, and at times heartbreaking, Road Trip Rwanda is the lively tale of two friends, the open road, and the hidden heart of a continent.

    Buy Now

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INSPIRE!africa Videos

  • Making a Difference by Roy Christie

    This video, entitled "Making a Difference”, describes the programs currently supported by INSPIRE!africa. It was filmed by Roy Christie, an INSPIRE!africa volunteer, during our 2014 volunteer trip to Rwanda and in Canada after our return.

  • Memories of the 2014 INSPIRE!africa Volunteer Trip

    by Gilbert Sibomana



  • Gratitude Movie by Gilbert Sibomana 2013

    This movie was made by the Rwanda Multi-Learning Centre students as a thank you to INSPIRE!africa for their continuous support of this very important educational project.

  • Finding Hope and Inspiration In Rwanda

    This video is a story of hope and inspiration in Rwanda and the work being done by INSPIRE!africa to support widows and orphans of the 1994 Genocide.  It was compiled by Dennis Ekvall, a participant on INSPIRE!africa’s 2010 Volunteer Trip to Rwanda.

  • Rising From the Ashes

    This video, narrated by Mike Farrell of M*A*S*H fame, is a story of how orphans of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide are able to rebuild their lives through the Rwanda Multi Learning Centre, a project sponsored by INSPIRE!africa.

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