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It’s only September and the Equip Christmas cards are already selling fast! Four designs of high quality cards in packs of 6 for £2.50. You can buy yours from The King’s School reception desk in Fair Oak, Hampshire, New Life Church in Wickford, Essex or email office@equipuk.org for a list of other suppliers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just look at some of the wonderful textile products we have to sell made by the students at Kingdom Secondary and Vocational School in Kigali. Thank you to June and Angela for manning the stall at a church Fun Day in Essex and raising funds for Equip! ... See MoreSee Less

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A date for your diary - Equip is working with The King’s School to bring you an amazing Christmas Fayre. We already have dozens of professional craft stalls booked in so you can purchase original Christmas presents while supporting a great cause.
Free admission and free parking! More info from bob@equipuk.org
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Another Coins for Kigali bucket opened to count. Well done The King’s School! If you would like a fundraising bucket for your school or more information about the cross curricular projects we can run for FREE to accompany this initiative please contact office@equipuk.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to all those who made it to the AGM. All the comments and suggestions were very much appreciated and we have a clear view of how we go forward in 2018. Trustees will meet to finalise the annual report and this will be made available on the website www.equipuk.org. Please let us know if you would like to receive a paper copy by contacting us at office@equipuk.org. Please let us have your postal address. ... See MoreSee Less

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A big thank you to all who came and supported the Equip AGM last night. We loved seeing you all and enjoyed a productive meeting. We’re told the cheese and wine was especially good!
We also launched our new Christmas card range which can be obtained from The King’s School or office@equipuk.org.
Four designs of high quality cards in packs of six at just £2.50 per pack.
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The Equip office has been chatting with our Rwandan friends this morning via WhatsApp. They are very excited about tonight’s meeting and although they sadly they can’t join us, they will be praying for us all.
We look forward to seeing you later.
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While it’s the beginning of a new academic year here in the U.K., Term 3 is well underway in Rwanda. We can see what is happening in this hair and beauty lesson right now as we write, thanks to the wonder of WhatsApp technology which has transformed how Equip can interact with students and staff in Kigali on a daily basis. Thank you again to all our supporters who generously provide the salaries and learning resources to enable these lovely young people to learn and create a positive future for themselves. ... See MoreSee Less

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September! It’s back to school and the end of long, lazy summer days. Time to get diaries sorted out!

Why not join us for a CHEESE & WINE EVENING for our Annual General Meeting in the Main Hall, The King’s School, Allington Lane, Fair Oak, Hampshire on FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017 at 7.30pm.

Whether you are a faithful, regular giver, a kind, one-off donor or just an interested, casual FaceBook browser, the Trustees would love to see you to share more of the recent work of Equip as well as to tell you about some exciting new developments in Kigali.

We look forward to seeing you!

RSVP and agenda available from office@equipuk.org (or just turn up on the night – we won’t mind!)
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The phone call had a slight air of panic about it. "I can't find Mama Eric." Paul had taken Rob to meet her and had carefully followed the path that had been taken the time before to visit her home. Often transient, as she was frequently moved on by one landlord after another, home was for the moment, a tiny, dark shack deep in the slums of Kigali.

She had been found to be moved on to a new home on many previous visits but somehow, miraculously, she always seemed to know when to expect her British visitors and would be waiting in the street or someone would appear to direct them to her door. It has often been commented on that we may have been unaware of angels in our midst as they showed us the way to this tiny, godly lady.

Those who have followed Equip's page for a while will know how precious Mama Eric is to us. She is one of the most marginalised of any society and yet she is also a faithful prayer warrior whom we have known, visited and supported for over ten years. She has hosted dozens of members of Equip teams and King's School pupils and staff in her cramped rooms over that decade and there will be those of you who as you read this, will remember sitting at her feet, her beautiful smile welcoming you despite any language barriers as she prayed for your lives and your futures.

But today was different. No one seemed to know where she was. That was unusual - a real character within her neighbourhood, despite her minute stature - people always knew where she was. Perhaps Paul had taken a wrong turn as all the alleyways look so similar or maybe she had been moved on again to an area where she was not known.

And so here in the U.K. I took that phone call. For Paul to call, so briefly and to the point, meant there was a real problem. He needed miracle as hunting in the slums was like looking for a needle in a haystack!

This time it was our turn to pray for her. So many times she has poured out her heart to her loving Heavenly Father on our behalf and we did not want her to miss out on a visit today. She so loves us to visit! Paul and Rob's plane would leave in just a few hours so time was short. After a few texts to mobilise some prayer support to give the problem to God, we prayed and we waited to hear.

After almost an hour the familiar ping of WhatsApp rang out in the Bank Holiday sunshine. An image - the one you see here of Rob and our dear Mama Eric, showed up on the screen. And the words accompanying it simply stated - "We made it - another miracle".

I have no idea what the story is of how they found her today, no doubt I will have all the details by tomorrow, but I do know that in the hot, dusty, mud baked shacks of Kigali sits a little bit of the Kingdom of God on earth!

Ruth
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Your donations are transforming the lives of young people in Rwanda

We keep our administrative costs to a minimum by giving our time voluntarily. We also carry out routine monitoring visits at our own expense.

Equip has now been working in Rwanda for over ten years. Our main project, the Kingdom Secondary and Vocational School in the Mageregere area of Kigali, has trained over 100 students. We are thankful for our growing team of supporters who turn these young people’s dreams into reality.

Keeping Equip supporters in touch with our progress is a high priority. You can find important information on this website and on our Facebook page, ‘equipuk’. However, to become part of the Equip vision – please sign up to our mailing list. We’d love to have you on board!

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I pray that God will bless all the children in these schools and prosper all those who give to us by His mercy

Mama Eric


I am grateful for my place in the primary school and I am hoping, one day, to be president.

Rebecca


I am grateful for the land that has been provided. It provides food for our families and a school for our children. There is hope for our future.

Mussa


Thank you Equip. We have the chance to go to school and develop our education. We want to speak English and use the computer.

Daniel


I am an English teacher and I am grateful to be able to teach at the secondary school. Please ask if there is anyone else who can help us with this vision. They would be most welcome in Rwanda.

Augustine