Rwanda

The Rwanda Healing Project

Honor Award
The Rwanda Healing Project, Barefoot Artists

The Rwanda Healing Project is a two-year, multi-dimensional art project that expands the boundaries of art and design in the environment as a vehicle for social change. It aims to engage 100 female-headed families with several hundred children from the Survivors Village in the Cyanzarwe District and dozens of workers and volunteers from the nearby city of Gisenyi. The residents of the village are survivors of the genocide and refugees left homeless.

Barefoot Artists

Rugerero Survivors Village

Honor Award
Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Cooperative, ex;it Foundation

Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Oil Cooperative

Through the work of the ex;it Foundation and its founder, Alan Jacobson, the Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Oil Cooperative near Gisenyi, in western Rwanda, has been operating since 2008 in a neglected building near the village.

The foundation has worked with 50 Rwandan genocide survivors to create this rare opportunity for income-producing activities, with the goal of improving living conditions in the village, including health and education.

ex;it Foundation

Sunflower Oil Project

Honor Award
Sunflower Oil Project, Rugerero Sunflower Oil Cooperative, Drexel University, ex;it Foundation

Since helping to establish the Rugerero Survivors Village Sunflower Oil Cooperative in 2008, near the western Rwandan village of Gisenyi, the ex;it Foundation and its founder, Alan Jacobson, continue to support the cooperative in promoting the sales of its locally produced cooking oil.

The foundation has worked with 50 Rwandan genocide survivors to create this rare opportunity for income-producing activities, with the goal of improving living conditions in the village, including health and education.

Graphic Design students from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, ex;it Foundation
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