Sports to Empower Women & Girls in Rwanda

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Importance Of Learning

By a female, under 16 years old, in Trans-nzoia, Kenya
Map of IMPORTANCE OF LEARNING I did not like going to school daily.I was bored most of the times when my parents told me to go to school.Sometimes I pretended to be sick and when my parents took me to the hospital I was given some drugs I threw them away.I spended most of my time playing volleyball since its my favorite game. One day when I was playing i Heard some one shouting from the road I ran knowing that he was announcing something.All young girls are welcomed to join us in sports from tomorrow at 2.00pm??.Those were the words I heard from the man. The next day I parked my games kit and started off.When I arrived I found some girls already there we were registered and the coach promised to assure us when we will start our training. Read more.
Related to project keywords: volleyball, coach, sports, girls, join


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of SCOUTING The movement to me has no meaning to me without the mention of Mwanzuna. He introduced it 1st to our primary school with the aim of eliminating the laziness in US. He came from college with a lot of energy. The movement on it introduce us, it was majorly men affair and this made us bored because the ladies and girls were jelous on what we could do. The envy in the girls is how we marched and raise the flag, did the woodcraft and do first and changed everything. On there accepted to scouting made it more absolutely happy and fun. More casualty of enemity was eliminated and the camping period became enjoyable because cooking and singing found its image and voices. Read more.
Related to project keywords: voices, girls, lot, men, raise

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Project Leader

Felicite Rwema

Founder, AKWOF
Kigali, Rwanda

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Map of Sports to Empower Women & Girls in Rwanda