Our Champion for Peace

VENUSTE NIYONGABO

All you need are rules, like in sport and where there are rules there’s respect, when there’s respect, there’s peace.

age

44

pays

Burundi

sport

Athletics

palmares

Olympian
Olympic Champion

African Great Lakes

Patron of the Great Lakes African Friendship Games

Champion for Peace Vénuste Niyongabo is the Patron of the Friendship Games. “The Friendship Games between Burundi, Rwanda et DR Congo are important to build bridges between the communities and to create dialogues between different areas of those countries. This event promotes local differences and helps to promote sport as a tool for social empowerment and peace.