‘As the world had ignored us when we were being raped, let us beat the bell and tell them we are here, we survived. They will see what we are doing with sewing machines here.’ – Murhimanyi Chantal

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From 2nd to 3rd April 2015, a workshop on ‘Youth Manipulation, Stereotypes, and Violence was held in the Great Lakes Region’, organized by the Coalition of Youth Scouts in the region.

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“Mama, now you can understand that we all here are now able to master some basic sewing skill… Can’t you see you are wonderful and we have reasons to praise you and COFAPRI! Sewing is helping us reduce consumption and utilize reused materials…”

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“Who told this kind woman we exist here? ….Anne is incredible. She is a woman of good will. Tell her we thank her a lot as we can now play with real footballs. Tell her thank you….millions of times…”

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This is an architect’s impression of the new school which COFAPRI is planning to build for the local children.

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“We are grateful to every person who is helping us in these remote villages. These sewing machines and school materials, as well as the school fees, are a way of laying a solid foundation for our future and that of our children; again we say thank you.” – Nshobole Alice.

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