Thursday 29 March 2012

Rwanda Day Recap and End of Year Wishes

Hello SRHIR!

On March 13, 2012 SRHIR had it's annual RWANDA DAY festival in the UCC atrium!
Thanks to everyone who came out and learned a bit more about our club's history as well as to hear some of the performers that dedicated their time to provide some musical entertainment through the day. Congrats to everyone who won prizes for participating in our games as well!

Cheers to another success RWANDA DAY at Western, spreading awareness of our club and what we stand for to our UWO community.

Sadly, the year is also coming to an end and Rwanda Day marks our last major club event of the year. We hope everyone had an amazing year with the club, thanks so much for your dedication and support for all our events, and we hope to see you again next year!
Best of luck with exams and have an amazing summer :)

SRHIR bloggers

Saturday 25 February 2012

Snippets of Our Coffeehouse Performances!

Thank you to everyone who performed their amazing talents at our coffeehouse!  Our coffeehouse would not have been as successful without you.  Here is a sample of some of our performances!  Enjoy!

WOOF Dance Team

P.S. There will be more videos uploaded soon, as we are currently experiencing technical difficulties! Please be patient with us while we try to fix this problem, and stay tuned :)

Thursday 9 February 2012

Students Rebuilding Health in Rwanda Coffeehouse 2012

Last Tuesday on January 31st 2012 the Students Rebuilding Health in Rwanda (SRHIR) council hosted a coffeehouse in the Mustang Student Lounge. The night was a great success! The coffeehouse included a variety of performances; original band performances, well known songs were sung and played on various instruments. To make things even more interesting, we had a guest appearance from WOOF’s dance pack as well as a beatbox collaboration with two very talented beatboxers. Members of the community came out to support the cause by sharing unique poetry verses. Students belonging to the music faculty show cased their amazing talent.  (Check out some snippets of our performances in our next post!) To top it off, a video featuring Jean Baptiste, the student that received the money raised by SRHIR was broadcasted that night as a thank you to all supporters! Michael Davison the VP awareness member on the SRHIR council made a speech as a tribute to the people of Rwanda to raise awareness followed by the President of SRHIR Jess Liao’s thank you speech thanking everyone for all their support.

Thanks to everyone for the amazing turnout!

           Coffee, hot chocolate and SRHIR vibrant green t-shirts were sold throughout the night to contribute to the donation fund. A raffle was also organized and several students claimed great prizes as a bonus! The SRHIR coffeehouse was no doubt a great success. On behalf of the executive council we would like to thank all faculty members, volunteers, performers and students that helped facilitate the event. We hope to see you back for another amazing evening next year. Stay tuned for details on our upcoming event – Rwanda Day which will be host on March 8th 2012 in the UCC!

Thursday 10 November 2011


We are a student run charity collaborating with faculty and staff to assist Rwanda in rebuilding their health care system. Our vision is to enhance the skills and knowledge of health professionals in Rwanda, by providing and implementing modern medical curriculum alongside better equipment and medical techniques. We hope to accomplish this through fundraising, educational campaigns, and youth opportunities. We want to provide an opportunity for students and the London community to get involved internationally.

Some of our annual events include:
- Project Hope
- Movie Night
- Coffee House

We are so excited for our many fundraising and awareness events that we have planned for this year! Hope to see you out! Check back for updates soon!