Some of the faces of the women participating in programming at Tubahumurize in Kigali, Rwanda.
A Partnership in Caring Society volunteers Maria van Vonderen and Carolyn Rideout visited the Center today to wish the staff and participants happy International Women’s Day. It is also Mother’s Day in Rwanda.
A Partnership in Caring Society chair, Maria van Vonderen displays a quilt made by the women at Tubahumurize Association (www.rwandanwomencan.org) .
APICS volunteers and friends will be selling tickets on this lovely quilt as a fundraiser to support its many projects in Rwanda.
Tubahumurize Association in Kigali , Rwanda provides skills training to women who are victims of violence ( www.rwandanwomencan.org) .
Below are examples of some of the crafts made by the women and purchased by A Partnership in Caring Society volunteers Maria van Vonderen and Carolyn Rideout.
To donate to APICS , Check out our web site at apartnershipincaring.ca
Baadeck Yarns, (www.baadeckyarns.com), of Baddeck, Nova Scotia, generously donated yarn and knitting needles to A Partnership In Caring Society.
The supples were delivered to the Tubahumurize Association( www.rwandanwomencan.org) in Kigali , Rwanda by Maria van Vonderen and Carolyn Rideout, members of APICS.
Tubahumurize was formed specifically to address gender issues of female victims of violence. They provide counselling and education through skills training. The women make beautiful crafts. Maria provided some quick knitting lessons on how to make dishcloths and the pink scarf that Jeanne is wearing. Jeanne is the director of the association. The women are very grateful for this very generous donation from Baadeck yarns.
Today, A Partnership in Caring volunteers visited the Tubahumurize Association in Kigali, Rwanda to purchase crafts. These crafts will be featured at A Partnership in Caring’s table at the Winter Market and Farmers Market soon. The association supports and empowers female victims of violence and marginalization in Rwanda. One of its programs is a sewing school where students in sewing, embroidery and quilting and create a community of women engaged in a therapeutic environment. Partnership volunteer Maria van Vonderen says Association was quite excited to make such a big sale. To learn more about the Tubahumurize Association go to their web site at http://rwandanwomencan.org/
A Partnership in Caring’s Maria van Vonderen withJeanne Mwiliriza, the Executive Director of Tubahumurize Association