Looking for that last special christmas present?

If you live in the UK and are looking for that last little christmas present to finish off the shopping, look no further! 

Lisa Ellwood has yet again organised an alternative Christmas gift scheme where you can purchase a gift on behalf of a friend for a boy from Les Enfants de Dieu. Les Enfants de Dieu is a not-for-profit organisation supporting street boys in Kigali, Rwanda. Your friend will receive a card explaining this fantastic present idea.

http://www.enfantsdedieu.org/

Firstly for those of you on a tighter budget you can buy one of the children a set of socks and underwear. A cliche Christmas gift maybe, but many people do not think of donating simple things such as underwear to these boys. These will cost £7.

The second gift is a rucksack the children can use to carry their school books on their huge morning walk to school. This was requested personally by all the children when they were asked what they needed. The bags will be made in Rwanda by a cooperative of women who all suffer from HIV. These will cost £13.

http://inezacooperative.wordpress.com/

The Christmas cards you will receive to give to one of your friends are made in York at Brunswick Organic Nursery. This is a sheltered workplace for adults with learning difficulties and they will also receive a small part of the money raised from the sale of these cards.

http://www.brunswickyork.org.uk/index.php

If you think this sounds just as great as we do drop an email to l.ellwood@hotmail.co.uk and put your order in!

President Kagame on Thursday (October 04) delivered what some commentators are describing as a ‘life-time’ or ‘historic’ speech in Parliament as he launched the judicial year 2012.

If you find yourself in London and looking for a break from Olympic fever this Friday, then this is a definiate! 

Rwanda’s community courts, known as gacaca, have finished their work, after 10 years of trying those accused of involvement in the 1994 genocide.

If you find yourself in Kigali and in search for some local culture, head the Uburanga Art Studio for a fantastic experience and a chance to meet some fantastic artists! 

Rwandan artists have been branching out onto the international stage for quite a few years now, but finally international artists have arrived in Rwanda and started showing their own work.

Following the path that led Rwanda to where it is today. We cannot forget the past but only learn from it.