Today, Xlestrade meets the association Tujye Mu Rwanda that means “we walk together for Rwanda”. They chose this name because of “our African friends feet! Resistant to all, far from shoes!!!”. That’s why we find a black and a white foot in their logo.
Tujye Mu Rwanda is not an Onlus, but a registered union. It was born as a result of two journeys in Rwanda – the first one in 2006, the second one in 2008 – started by a small group of people from Trezzo sull’Adda.
The first experience occurred in the small town of Byumba, during the current president’s honeymoon, Emanuele Galli, and his wife Valentina!!! The reason why they decided to start this journey is connected to the meeting with a Rwandan priest, Don Patrice (Xlestrade knows him very well and we take advantage of this article to send him our best regards) who has lived in Italy for 9 years, in the town of Bergamo, few kilometres from Trezzo.
The second experience occurred in the village of Muhura.
As a result of these two periods spent in Rwanda, in 2010 they decided to organize themselves into a group in order to support a healthcare structure in Ngarama, for kids with mental and physical problems. This structure accommodates 20 kids and offers half-time work to three local people.
At the moment, they are working for the construction of a more suitable building for kids needs. By the way, they already managed to have a quotation approved.
They told us that in this moment the union has 90 members and all the funds are gathered up through membership, sale of cakes and hand craft products. However, in December 2012 they managed to organise a race with almost 3000 attendees.
We asked them if it is possible to take part to their activities and eventually to start a journey with them. They answered… no problem!
Their message to us is that only walking together the streets (the names of our and their association one next to the other) we can support and help those who need.
We send our best regards to the boys and the girls of Tujye Mu Rwanda and we hope they will succeed in “walking together” those people in the small town in the heart of Africa!