In Memoriam: Jean-Cloude Tuyishime

In November 2017, the sad news reached us that Jean-Cloude Tuyishime had died. He had just turned thirteen. Only when we went back in 2018, did we hear the whole story. Jean-Cloude was ill-treated in prison, where he had ended up after stealing a cell phone. His wounds were not attended to and he sustained an infection. His mother had no money to bring him to the hospital. Jean-Cloude dreamt of becoming a soldier, than president. His short life was dominated by hunger, wandering and beatings. But also by the adventures he underwent with his big brother Hirwa. The last two years he lived with his mother again. One of […]

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Sep 2018: Ani and Paulien went back to Rwanda

Our last visit was in September 2018. We visited Hirwa and his mother in Kigali. We went to Kibuye, where Solomon Gakuru still lives (and is perfectly happy) with his adoptive mother Xaverine. We went to the former orphanage, turned into an agricultural school. Our good friends Ery and Marcel, who grew up in the orphanage as well, joined us. We passed by Samuel Habineza’s new home and went into Mugonero village with Fisto. For the project of the Australian couple the Johnsons “A life less ordinary” we also visited Rebecca, Suzanna Nyandwi and a new youngster from the babyhome, now in need of support: Perere. And last but not […]

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Helping out

We help a few children to school. We do this through the Victor Monroy Trust that we’ve set up. This small foundation was originally established in 2006 to finance the Babyhome. When the orphanage closed, the goal of the foundation changed along. The money that was collected when Solomon Gakuru, Samuel Habineza and Suzanne Nyandwi were still babies, is now going to school fees for the same and a few other children. Treasurer Bram Jaquet was prepared to stay on, together with the new chairman Ian Gaukroger and secretary Paulien Bakker. If you want to know more about the foundation, send us an email. In Rwanda we closely work together […]

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November 3 the Hague: Joini us for a debate on In my dreams

On November 3 we organise, together with Humanity House in The Hague, a debate about our project. See for more information and for tickets here.

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Photo notebook going back to the orphans in Rwanda

What do our young photographers think of the photo notebook? Follow Agnes as she first gets her hands on it.

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