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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 17, 2016!

    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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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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Latest Newsletter

  • INSPIRE!africa August 2016 Newsletter

    SAVE THE DATE!  INSPIRE!africa’s Annual Fundraiser

    When: Thursday, November 17th

    Where: Webster Galleries, 812 11 Ave SW, Calgary

    Time: 4:30-7:30

    If you would like to be part of this wonderful event, we are looking for a volunteer coordinator. If this interests you or you know someone perfect for the job please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    INSPIRE!africa Volunteer Trip 2016

    Well, we had another amazing volunteer trip to Rwanda this spring.  There were 10 of us who made the journey and came back so inspired by the many Rwandans we met.  We will be telling you all about it at our

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How You've Helped Rebuild

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Your Donations Hard at Work

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

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