21/03/2015 Abakorerabushake bo muri Peace Corps basuye Koperative Koiiki!

kwitariki ya 21/03/2015 koperative koiiki yasuwe nabakorerabushake baribaje kwiga, gusura, no kugura imigongo. Dore ukobyaribimeze mumafoto

On 03/21/2015 volunteers visited Koooperative Koiiki to learn how to create their own imigongo and to buy some original artwork. Here are the photos from that day :

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Study Abroad Group Visits Cooperative

The group learns to "paint" with cow poop.

The group learns to “paint” with cow poop.

The group examines some of their creations.

The group examines some of their creations.

The group hangs out and listens to some of the cooperative members teach their trade.

The group hangs out and listens to some of the cooperative members teach their trade.

Koperative koiiki irishishimira intambwe igenda igeraho mukunoza imikorere yayo ndetse nokongera ubumenyi nubuhanga mubyubakora nkuko bisobanurwa numuvugizi wakoperative ariwe ngenzi zacharie ati mubyukuri turashima imana idushoboza mubuzima bwaburimunsi ndetse tukanashima abafatanyabikorwa bacu hari ubuyobozi bwacu bwiza kuva kunzego zibanze kugeza kurwego rwigihugubadahwema kutuba hafi ndetse nokutugira inama mubo ashimira aranashimira abantu bemeye kuba hafi yakoperative nokuyifasha muburyo bwose kumwanya wambere nuwitwa sara akaba ari umufatanya bikorwa wakopera tive koiiki akaba arinawe fondater wayo akaba abafasha mukwamamaza ibyo bakora yifashishije ikorana buhanga ndetse nokubashakira amasoko hirya nohino nibindi byishi hakaza uwitwa joost uyu akaba abafasha murwego rwo kubahugura ndetse akabagira inama nokubafasha kumenyekanisha ibyo bakora abandi yavuze ni azizi life yemeye kuzajya ibagurira ibihangano byabo nabandi babasura kukicaro cyabo bajekureba kwiga ndetse nokugura ibihangano {imigogo}

KOIIK was very happy to host a group of visitors from the United States to learn how to create the art of Imigongo. The group cooked some traditional Rwandan foods for the visitors as well as provided them with a gift of Imigongo at the end. The cooperative members were happy to provide this experience to the visitors to teach them a traditional craft and share a meal. Everyone was very pleased with the visit. To learn more about visiting the cooperative, contact the cooperative members. 

World Connect Program Manager Patrick Higdon visited Cooperative Koiiki!

DSC09355  DSC09359  DSC09363  DSC09362  DSC09353On Saturday January 26th Cooperative Koiiki was lucky enough to host Patrick Higdon. Patrick Higdon is the program manager for World Connect.

kuya 26 02 2014 Koperative Koiiki yasuwe numwe mubagize itsinda rya abanyamerika bayiteye impunga.  Ahanini yaraje kureba icyo amafaranga yakoze yasobanuriweneza ako amafara yakore shejwe yishimira ibyo yeretwse ndetse hishimira intambwe koperative yateye.  Nkuko bitangazwa numuvugizi wa Koperative ariwe ngenzi Zacharie.  Ngo yashimishijwe nubufatanye bafitanye ndetse abemerera kuzakomeza kubashakira amasoko ndetse nabandi batera mpunga Patrick yasuye nabaturanyi baturanye naho koperative ikorera.  Dore uko byari bimeze kumafoto

Designs of Imigongo

A sample of the designs available from the artists at Ikora Imigongo Kirehe!

mukwamunani koperative koiik yasuwe nabashyitsi baba nyamerika

nkubisazwe abashyitsi barakiriwe hanyuma bifuza kumenya imigongo icyaricyo naho yavuye ibyo barabiso banuriwe hanyuma bifuje kujyera jyeza gukora imigongo berekwa uko ikorwa  nde baranayikora kuva kugufatany imbaho gushushanya gushiraho amase ndetse nogusiga amarangi barjyerajyeje hanyum nkuko bisanwe ko umushyitsi iyo yagusuye uramuzimana nibyokoperative yakoze gusa habayeho guteka  ibiryo byakinyarwanda  harimo ibitoki ibishyimbo ibijumba ndetse ni imyumbati abo bashyitsi bifuje nokwerekwa uburyo ibyo biryo bitekwa nabyo barabyerekwa nyumayaho habayeho gusabana basangira ibyo bitekwa nyuma abashyitsi bashimiye koperative uburyo yabakiri hanyuma banashima ukuntu koperative ikunda umuco wabo reba amafoto hano yuburyo byari bimeze

In August, Cooperative Ikora Imigongo was visited by guests from America. The leaders of GoEd, a study abroad organization from several schools in the States, brought 10 college students to Kaziba Village for a day of imigongo. The guests wanted to know the art of imigongo and asked many questions of the artists on how they got started making the art. The artists then taught the students the process — first to shave the wood, to glue the frame together, to draw with charcoal, to measure, to put cow dung, to sand and finally, to paint. The artists also prepared a Rwandan meal for the guests, including plaintain, cassava, beans and sweet potatoes. Even the students participated in the cooking process. They peeled sweet potatoes and plantains, and watched how Rwandans cook over the fire, in a makeshift kitchen created from banana tree trunks and rocks. Everyone, the cooperative and the students, were very happy to have had the chance to learn and to teach one part of Rwandan culture. Look at our pictures from the day! 

Mu Ukwa umani koperative ikora imigongo kirehe yagiye kwigisha abanyeshuri bakayonza uburyo bakora imigongo dore uko byari bimeze

koperative yasobanuriye abo banyeshuri bakobwa  imigongo icyaricyo ndetse ninkomoko yi imigongo nyuma habayeho kubereka uburyo ikorwa kuva kuntangiriro kujyeza kwiherezo batangiye babereka uburyo bafatanya imbaho na tiripuregisi nyuma ugashushanya icyo ugiye gukora nyuma ukagikora wifashishije amase nyuma ukanika icyo wakoze hanyuma ukagisena nyuma yaho ukajyisiga amarangi nibyo muri bubone muraya mafoto

In August, the Cooperative Ikora Imigongo Kirehe, went to Kayonza District to teach 15 students to do imigongo. The students were participating in GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) Camp for one week. The artists taught the girls to draw on wood with charcoal, how to measure to find the lines, to put cow dung in a traditional design and then to paint. Look at our pictures! 

Ikora Imigongo Bagenze Competition kwa Kayonza

kuya 12/06/2013 koperative ikora imigongo kirehe yitabiriye amarushanwa ya abanyabukorikori murwego rwi intara yabereye ikayonza. nubwo tutabashije gutsinda amarushanwa twishimiye kuba twaritabiriye ayo marushanwa kuko twahigiye byishi kuberako twabashije kureba ahotujyeze mumikorere yacu twajyanye imigongo ine  (4) myiza umwe ni umukaraza undi nu umubyinnyi imparajye nuwo twita ishobe.