IRYD and RCHC Welcome Ms. Sheila Pelami as new Administrative Assistant under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program

IRYD and RCHC Welcome Ms. Sheila Pelami as new Administrative Assistant under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) Program

June 7, 2021 16:35 PM ET

Today, the International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) and the Rwandan Canadian Healing Centre (RCHC) are pleased to welcome Ms. Sheila Pelami as their new Administrative Assistant under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) programs.

Ms. Pelami is a Science student at Heritage College where she just completed her first year. Passionate about learning, she applied for the post of Administrative Assistant for the International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) and the Rwandan Canadian Healing Centre (RCHC) in goal to develop her skills and grow experience, all of that, surrounded by our team.

We are thrilled to welcome her as we saw in her a young talent full of passion and a great learning attitude. We hope to offer her that growth all summer long. We are also delighted to work in collaboration of the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) and encourage the promotion of students in a work environment.

Mr. Sheila Pelami, we wish you well on your journey with us.

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IRYD (Canada) and TiME (Israel) with generous support from the Harmony Foundation of Canada announce biodiversity education collaboration

For immediate release

March 2, 2021

Ottawa-Gatineau, ON-QC/Victoria, BC: The International Rwanda Youth for Development (“IRYD”) Canada and This Is My Earth (hereafter, “TiME”) with generous support from the Harmony Foundation of Canada (hereafter, “Harmony”) are pleased to announce their inaugural collaboration for schools and communities a pilot named the Israel-Rwanda School Biodiversity Program. Our goal for the program is to create cooperative student learning and action between junior-high school students in Rwanda and Israel for conservation of biodiversity.

The three collaborators have selected Rogozin school in Kiryat Ata, Israel, and Shelter Them – Batarure (“Shelter Them”) and Groupe Scolaire Rugando (“GS Rugando”) in Rwanda as their pilot phase implementation partners, through an existing memorandum of understanding with Rwanda’s Ministry of Education. Key objectives of the project are aligned with the Government of Rwanda’s National Biodiversity and Action Plan 2016, which seeks to increase early awareness among young generations about biodiversity through school programs. This project will enable students in both countries to learn together about the vital importance of and practical actions for conserving biodiversity, experience group decision-making while identifying habitat for protection, enhance language and communication skills, learn new cultures and skills for cross-cultural cooperation, develop new skills in agriculture and other fields to protect biodiversity. 

This collaboration will yield positive results for communities through youth knowledgeable about and committed to environmentally responsible development. TiME, IRYD and Harmony are proud to be in association with organizations, schools and communities committed to positive change and action for our planet.

For enquiries, please email:

moses.gashirabake@iryd.ca




ROGOZIN HIGH SCHOOL – ISRAEL

GS RUGANDO – RWANDA

About TiME

This is My Earth (TiME) is a non-profit, international environmental organization that offers every citizen of the world an opportunity to protect biodiversity. TiME suggests a very affordable membership ($1/year) that enables every member to vote democratically and equally for their favorite biodiversity hotspot. It is supported by an international scientific committee and board of directors and works with local communities to preserve biodiversity.

TiME provides a global, transparent, and democratic platform for anyone and everyone to help preserve biodiversity. TiME’s curriculum is at the centre of this initiative

About IRYD

The International Rwanda Youth for Development – IRYD (‘I Ride’) is not-for-profit independent platform engaging young Rwandan-Canadians and their friends from other communities on socio-economic issues affecting them in Canada and abroad.

In 2017, IRYD was awarded a YouthConnekt Champion Award by the First Lady of Rwanda, Imbuto Foundation and the Ministry of Youth.

About Harmony

Harmony Foundation of Canada is a registered charitable organization recognized internationally for its leadership in multi-sector cooperation and creating innovative training programs and educational materials for educators, youth, the workplace, local leaders, and communities.

Harmony was created in 1985 by Michael Bloomfield to provide the education and encourage the cooperation essential to development which is socially and environmentally sustainable. Harmony believes that sustainable societies depend on informed people working together for positive change, transforming harmful growth patterns into a positive movement toward long-term prosperity, social harmony, and ecological stability.

About Shelter Them

Shelter Them Batarure is a national non-governmental organization registered in Rwanda. Shelter Them-Rwanda’s Mission is to empower vulnerable and underprivileged children in Rwanda, by first ensuring they are integrated in an environment where their basic growth and development needs are met, and by then providing them and their families with the tools and resources they need for these children to have a bright, independent and sustainable future.

About GS Rugando

Rugando Group Scolaire is one of several Government sponsored rural community schools in Rwanda. This school is in the south-eastern part of Rwanda, in Eastern Province, Bugesera District, Nyarugenge Sector, and Rugando Cell. It’s a community school which is currently a lower high school that serves the Rugando community to have access to nine years of basic education for all children and providing them with quality education and skills necessary to achieve their full potential.

About Rogozin, Kiryat Ata

The Rogozin Educational Campus in Kiryat Ata is made up of two junior high schools, one senior high school and one college – at which students work towards a two-year practical engineering diploma in electronics or computer sciences before entering the army. The institution’s ethos is that it makes every effort to attract the brightest and most able students, but at the same time works hard to ensure the success of the academically weaker students.

Covid-19: The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund

Montreal – Ottawa – Toronto – Edmonton, Canada | Last Updated: May 21, 2020 2:27 PM ET

The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund is now open. The Emergency Community Support Fund supports community organizations helping vulnerable people during the COVID-19 crisis. Community organizations may seek funds to undertake a wide range of activities and to serve a wide range of vulnerable groups.

Community organizations may apply for funds through either the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada or the United Way Centraide network. The right place to apply depends on the community organization’s type:

Non-profit organizations may apply to the Canadian Red Cross’ national portal here.

Registered charities and other qualified donees may apply to Community Foundations of Canada’s national portal here or to their local United Way Centraide (check the United Way Centraide Canada’s website here for information on how to apply).

Community organizations of both types can apply to the Canadian Red Cross for training and equipment to help their staff and volunteers prevent disease transmission.

You can find more information on the Emergency Community Support Fund’s website.

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Covid-19: Le Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire de 350 millions de dollars est ouvert. 

Le Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire de 350 millions de dollars est ouvert. Le gouvernement du Canada a lancé le Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire pour appuyer les organismes communautaires qui viennent en aide aux personnes vulnérables pendant la crise de la COVID-19. Les organismes communautaires peuvent demander des fonds pour entreprendre diverses activités et pour répondre aux besoins de nombreux groupes vulnérables.

Les organismes communautaires peuvent demander des fonds par l’entremise de la Croix-Rouge canadienne, de Fondations communautaires du Canada ou du réseau Centraide, selon le type d’organisme qu’ils représentent :

Les organismes sans but lucratif peuvent présenter une demande sur le portail national de la Croix-Rouge canadienne ici.

Les organismes de bienfaisance enregistrés et les autres donataires reconnus peuvent présenter une demande sur le portail national de Fondations communautaires du Canada ici ou auprès de leur bureau local Centraide (consultez le site Web de Centraide Canada ici pour savoir comment présenter une demande).

Les organismes communautaires de tous types peuvent faire une demande à la Croix-Rouge canadienne pour se faire former et pour recevoir de l’équipement afin d’aider leurs employés et leurs bénévoles à prévenir la propagation des maladies.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements, vous pouvez consulter le site Web du Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire.

Made in Rwanda Online Ltd CEO and IRYD Co-Founder Speaks at 2017 Umushyikirano

Made in Rwanda Online Ltd CEO and IRYD Co-Founder Speaks at 2017 Umushyikirano

Kigali, Rwanda | Last Updated: December 22, 2017 7:44 AM ET

Watch the International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) Co-President and Made in Rwanda Online Ltd. Co-Founder, Jaures Habineza, speak on a panel titled “Youth at the Centre of Transformation,” at this year’s National Umushyikirano Council held on December 18-19, 2017 at the Kigali Convention Centre:

Interview with IGIHE’s Aimable Karirima Ngarambe:

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IRYD Executives and Board Members Pay Courtesy Call to Minister James Kabarebe

IRYD Executives and Board Members Pay Courtesy Call to Minister James Kabarebe

Kigali, Rwanda | Last Updated: December 22, 2017 2:52 PM GMT+2

The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) executive team and board members paid a courtesy call to James Kabarebe, Rwanda’s Minister of Defence. This meeting is a follow-up on the recent November 18, 2017 Rwanda Youth Convention where Minister Kabarebe was Guest of Honour.

 

James Kabarebe, Rwanda Minister of Defence with IRYD executives and board members

The youth convention was co-organized by IRYD and partners including the Government of Rwanda, the Canadian Association of Rwandan Youth (CARY), the Rwandan Community Abroad (RCA) Edmonton and friends of Rwanda. At the Edmonton convention, Minister Kabarebe inspired Rwandan youth in an interactive conversation where he shared on the role of youth in Rwanda’s past, present and future transformation. The event was the first of its kind and attracted over 1300 participants drawn from Rwandan-Canadians and their friends in Canada.

Today’s courtesy call meeting which took place at the Ministry of Defence headquarters in Kigali highlighted continued positive partnership between the Government of Rwanda and IRYD. Minister Kabarebe reiterated on the government’s commitment to continue working with the youth abroad. Specifically, the government’s focus on positively supporting the youth to share knowledge, business-professional networks and our common Rwandan identity.

About IRYD

The International Rwanda Youth for Development – IRYD (‘I Ride’) is an independent youth forum on the development of Rwanda. Based in Montreal (QC), with a chapter in Edmonton (AB), Canada, and open to the world, IRYD provides an avenue for Rwandan youth, Rwandan and Canadian leaders, the Rwandan Community Abroad and friends of Rwanda across the globe to discuss issues, propose solutions and implement resolutions on the development of Rwanda. IRYD is formally registered as a non-profit organization in the province of Quebec, Canada.

Founded by Moses Gashirabake and Jaures Habineza in 2015, IRYD’s main mission is to continue to stimulate the involvement of fellow Rwandan youth and friends in the development of Rwanda and host countries. By engaging Rwandan youth and their leaders in development-oriented topics, IRYD aims to inspire over 10,000 young people to start businesses in Rwanda and host countries on the year’s heading to vision 2030 and contribute through other ways in social and economic development. The founders became even more convinced following their December 2014 visit to Rwanda, where they met with and were directly inspired by H.E. President Paul Kagame’s focus on youth and the role they can play in economic development through entrepreneurship.

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Moses Gashirabake in Morocco with a Québec delegation to the African Youth Leadership Summit

Moses Gashirabake in Morocco with a Québec delegation to the African Youth Leadership Summit 

Marrakech, Morocco | Last Updated: September 20, 2017 5:01 PM EDT

The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) is pleased to announce Moses Gashirabake is part of a Logiq Québec delegation to the African Youth Leadership Summit (AYLS) in Morocco. The AYLS will take place on September from 21-25, 2017 in Marrakech.

Under the theme ”sustainable development goals will only succeed if they succeed in Africa,” the meeting will bring together over 500 high level international delegates and influential speakers from across the continent and the globe. International leaders are expected to converge in Morocco’s former historic imperial city and economic hub of Marrakech.

About the African Youth Leadership Summit (AYLS)

The AYLS is a three-day summit focusing on the core challenges encountered by youth leaders. By means of “a competitive screening process. AYLS brings a diverse group of young delegates from the whole continent together with distinguished experts, innovators, and leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors for a journey of collective exploration, reflection, and networking. The summit aims to nurture a common space for inter-generational dialogue and knowledge sharing by exposing local, national, and global problems through effective leadership training.”

Moses Gashirabake | Photo credit: Répaf

About IRYD

The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) is an independent youth forum on the development of Rwanda. Based in Montreal (QC), with a chapter in Edmonton (AB), Canada, and open to the world, IRYD provides an avenue for Rwandan youth, Rwandan and Canadian leaders, the Rwandan Community Abroad and friends of Rwanda across the globe to discuss issues, propose solutions andimplement resolutions on the development of Rwanda. IRYD is formally registered as a non-profit organization in the province of Quebec, Canada.

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IRYD Co-President Jaures Habineza Launches 100% Innovative Made in Rwanda Online e-Commerce Website

IRYD Co-President Jaures Habineza Launches 100% Innovative Made in Rwanda Online e-Commerce Website

Kigali, Rwanda and Montreal, Canada | Last Updated: June 13, 2017 11:44 AM EDT

Jaures Habineza, IRYD Co-President and CEO of Made in Rwanda Online announced the official launch of an international e-commerce platform to sell Rwandan-made products and services. The website found at www.madeinrwanda.online is also 100% made in Rwanda by a dynamic group of young Rwandan programmers. The new website is expected ”to serve as an online Rwandan and international marketplace” that will connect sellers, manufactures and consumers in Rwanda and around the globe.

Mr. Jaures Habineza, IRYD Co-President and CEO of Made in Rwanda Online.

”Beyond promoting and selling made in Rwanda products, the web platform is a hub for innovation, creation and employment for Rwandan youth,” Moses Gashirabake, Co-President of IRYD said following the launch. ”We shall do everything to support Jaures’ initiatives as they are in line with the many reasons he and I co-founded IRYD; to stimulate the creation of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises among Rwandan youth at home and abroad,” Moses added.

Made in Rwanda Online is a fully interactive space and gives better access to many categories of products and promotions. Jaures stated that ”current and prospective clients will find useful information about Rwandan-made products and services and recent products on the homepage.” Among many features, ”the site contains integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and Google plus to foster improved communication with our clients” Jaures added. Made in Rwanda Online will constantly update content with more products helpful information, articles, blogs, newsletters, company announcements and client successes in the testimonials section and the Made in Rwanda Online Magazine.

For questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, you may reach out to Made in Rwanda Online via info@madeinrwanda.online and their dedicated team will respond to you.

We at IRYD congratulate our Co-President Jaures and wish him nothing but good fortune.

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IRYD Represented at the 2017 Canada-Africa Chamber of Business Africa Day Networking Reception in Ottawa

IRYD Represented at the 2017 Canada-Africa Chamber of Business Africa Day Networking Reception in Ottawa

Ottawa, Canada | Last Updated: May 24, 2017 6:51 AM EDT

The International Rwanda Youth for Development (IRYD) was represented at the 2017 Africa Day Netorking Reception in Ottawa on Tuesday 23 May 2017.  The reception was hosted by the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business in partnership with the international business law firm of Gowling WLG in Ottawa. Representing IRYD were co-presidents Moses Gashirabake and Jaures Habineza. The aim of the reception was to celebrate the Annual Africa Day as well as connect Canadian and African businesses in various sectors of the economy.

L-R: Andrew Kaikai, Attorney at Rideout & Maybee LLP, Jean-Marie Vianney  Faida, Rwandan Investor and IRYD co-Presidents Jaures Habineza and Moses Gashirabake.

The cocktail reception event was scheduled to start at 5:30 pm and end at 7:30 pm but participants stayed past 8pm. Speakers included representatives of the Canadian government and international business leaders.  Speakers who took the podium included Ambassadors of various African countries, Hon. Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull—Aylmer (Quebec) and Executive Director of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association. Bruce Shapiro, President of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business also welcomed new members of the Chamber and promised to continue working to bring innovative events to members and friends of the Chamber.

Other partners and sponsors of the event included Ethiopian Airlines, Ausenco, BmDodo Strategic Design, Cidel, DaMina Advisors, Export Development Canada, Goodman’s LLP, Gowling WLG, HATCH, Mine Africa, The Republic of Namibia, PDAC, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, South African Airways, SGS, Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture and many others. Business leaders and business lawyers from Canada and African countries such as Rwanda were also represented.

Jean-Marie Vianney, Rwandan Investor with Moses Gashirabake, co-President at IRYD.

About the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 

The Canada-Africa Chamber of business is is not-for-profit, apolitical organisation funded entirely by its membership and activities. Chamber members and guest speakers represent a who’s who of Canadian companies invested in, or doing business with Africa. The Chamber’s objectives aligns with those of  IRYD in that it exisits to accelerate trade, business and investment between Canada and Africa through “world-class networking and information sharing opportunities.” The chamber was founded in 1994 following South Africa’s first democratic elections.

The Chamber originally focussed on South Africa but has increased it’s activities to broader geographic interests of its members across the African continent. The Chamber has expanded its geographic focus in 2008 to Southern Africa, and now in 2016 to encompass the rest of Africa.

Participants at the Africa Day Networking Cocktail in Ottawa (ON), Canada.

 

Hon. Greg Fergus Liberal MP for Hull—Aylmer addressing participants.

 

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