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  • About INSPIRE!africa

    INSPIRE!africa is a registered charitable foundation supporting survivors of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide. We do this by offering Canadians the opportunity to give some of what they have, whether it is their 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 individuals and communities out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

    We work with successful Rwanda-based organizations who have a proven track record for accountability, sustainability and compassion.

    100% of the money we receive as donations goes directly to programs in Rwanda supporting survivors. Any INSPIRE!africa administrative costs are covered through separate funding.

    Donate Now and follow us onFacebook

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We are in the News!

INSPIRE!africa Videos

  • HelpLine by SURF

    INSPIRE!africa has been supporting the Helpline since it was established in 2013. It is for youth survivors with outstanding legal disputes or suffering from trauma and provides them with access to counseling and legal services regardless of where they live.

  • 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 Center, a project that was sponsored by INSPIRE!africa from 2008-2014.

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OBSIDIAN AWARD 2016

  • INSPIRE!africa was honoured to be nominated for the prestigious Obsidian Award in the Diversity Organization Category.

    The Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.

    The Obsidian Awards represent a celebration of African, Caribbean and Afro-Canadian culture and excellence.

    Two of our core members attended and they were overwhelmed and humbled to accept the award for INSPIRE!africa. We are so grateful to Obsidian; and incredibly proud of this recognition!!

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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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