Another Friday Fun Photo: Go Team Go! Tugende muze Tugende!
Pictured: Club Courageous in Gisenyi – quite possibly some of the next U-17 players for Rwanda! We love your team spirit – you’re already champions – keep your hopes and dreams alive!
Next week FIFA U-17 World Cup begins in Mexico and guess who’s there? Congrats Rwanda U-17, the first team from Rwanda to make it to a FIFA world championship. Follow all the action online - Rwanda’s first big game is on the 19th, when they take on England.
A Peace of Life is planning a fun youth event in Kacyiru (Rwanda) as part of U-17 World Cup. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
We also kick start planning of activities for our next annual peace camp, which will include learning on the use of sport and media to build common ground, peace and unity. One great example that’s inspiring us these days: The Team, a sports soap opera, that’s a ground-breaking, multi nation television project, as well as other innovative, locally written and produced projects of Search for Common Ground. Play on!
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Racing into a new year….Happy New Year everyone and welcome to our first friday fun foto of 2011…
One of the fun relays and activities at Love 4 Life, our special event for World AIDS Day 2010. We held it at IFBK school in Kigali. Several youth and youth leaders from the Nyange Peace Camp also participated. Both of these events were held by a peace of life, in partnership with AEBR Youth.
See more photos of the fun that day, from water challenges to painting t-shirts.
More about the photographer: Thanks so much to our official volunteer photographer of the day, Lene Amstrup-Jensen. Lene is one of the leaders of Tugende, a project by Danish Baptist Youth and AEBR Youth.
Our first a peace of life workshop in Rwanda was all about fun. Many songs and dances by children and youth living in child-headed households officially opened this special event held the last week of November in a remote village in the Kibungo region.
Expecting around 160 children and youth, over 270 showed up, some walking long distances to participate in this special event. Group games helped create lots of laughter and team spirit. Afterwards, working in teams, youth created and presented poignant skits and dramas on what causes conflict in their community. Coming soon to this blog: video clips featuring their presentations.
The day concluded with 5 youth selected to participate in an intensive photography workshop for the rest of the week. More about this event in our next posting – but what resulted after five days was simply astounding, so stay tuned for photos and video clips from this exciting time.