Association of Kigali Women in Sports

AKWOS Mission is: "To Empower East-African Women, starting from Rwanda, through Sports and Education. By doing so, AKWOS will contribute to the alleviation of poverty , Campaign against Gender Based Violence, Economical Empowerment, HIV/AIDS Prevention, Reproductive Health, Conflicts Resolution, Unity and Reconciliation and improving the well-being of Women and Girls in East-Africa, and in the Rwandan society in particular".
Mar 14, 2008

Creation of Regional Initiative for Women Advancement through Spots (RIWAS)

In their 21/01/2008 consultative meeting women representing their associations in Sub-region. i.e:Congo Kinshasa, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania have created a Regional Initiative for Women Advancement through Spots (RIWAS) with the purpose of "Connecting to each other in many ways through sports in order to make use of all our resources and inner strength to create a good change."


Dec 17, 2007

Near our Goal & Progess to Report

Since we have first joined the Global Giving community, we have made great progress with the funds you have helped us raise. Here are our achievements i) Women football competition has been held at local, regional and national level. The sitting ball, volley ball for disabled women has been introduced ii) We continue to promote messages on unity and reconciliation, gender and women rights issues and HIV/AIDS prevention in all of our sports and community activities, including workshops. iii) An international conference on Gender Equity in Sport for Social Change was held in Kigali in April 2007. It attracted women sports leaders from Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, South Africa, The Netherlands and Rwanda iv) Organized the first Women’s Run & Football Tournament in October 2007 as a part of the Centenary events for Kigali City with over 3000 people, including 1000 women and girls from ages 7 to 87 years old participating. Help us reach our project goal of $105,000! Once we reach this goal, we will be ready tell you about a new project which will help us spread our work in all of Rwanda and the Region.

Aug 15, 2007

Progress Report & Accountability for June & July 2007


AKWOS (Association of Kigali Women in Sports) is a non governmental organization incorporated in Kigali, Rwanda. In May 2007, AKWOS received a grant from NIKE to support the goal of AKWOS which is to empower women and girls of Rwanda and the region through sports to better handle their social-economic, cultural and educational and health challenges. This is a programmatic and financial report for the first two months of the project.

With Nike funding and the donations of generous GlobalGiving donors we have been able to fund our important work. Read the attached report to Nike on our work these past few months and see the budget for our work to date. In October we will have our grand finale event!

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