ESTABLISHMENT of the non-profit organization (VZW):
The Flemish-Rwandan Association “Umubano vzw” was officially incorporated as vzw (npo or non-profit organization) on July 8 1986.
EFFECTIVE START OF THE ASSOCIATION:
The Flemish-Rwandan association only effectively started on February 19, 1987, as the founders noted in the press release of “De Streekkrant” (Kortrijk edition).
So we exist more than 30 years. The founders of the first hour were the late Willy Decavele from Gullegem and Willy Verhelst from Ghent. The late Robert Cornelis was the first secretary. The other board members were Messrs Georges Denoulet and André Vanstaen.
Clic here for the first press release about Umubano from the “Streekkrant” of May 7 1987. (in Dutch)