African Great Lakes Region

Rwanda (Bugarama) - Democratic Republic of Congo (Uvira-Luvungi) - Burundi (Gitega-Gihanga)

  • Countries:

    Rwanda (Bugarama)- Democratic Republic of Congo (Uvira-Luvungi) – Burundi (Gitega-Gihanga)

  • Dates:

    • 2009 – 2018: Support to community centers
    • Since 2019: Building a culture of peace in extracurricular activities through the Peace and Sport Methodology


  • Beneficiaries:

    Since 2007, more than 4,000 young people aged 9-20 have benefited from the program.

  • Project leader:

    Peace and Sport

  • Peace and Sport’s role:

    • Training seminars to the Peace and Sport Methodology
    • Coaching courses in several sports led by International Federations
    • Support with sport equipment
    • Capacity building: Management and administration trainings with the Directors of the centres and pedagogical trainings for more than 30 educators
    • Organization of the Friendship Games each year
    • Financial support
    • Monitoring and Evaluation

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  • Football, judo, baby-foot, volleyball, netball, athletics, table tennis, karate, taekwondo, basketball and para-basket, baseball5, rugby, teqball

Since 2019:

  • 45 teachers from 20 schools in Burundi trained to the Methodology
  • 700 kids attending to Peace through Sport sessions each week
  • Gender equity: 50% boys and girls

2007 – 2019:

  • Support of 5 Training Community Centres providing year-round sporting, peacebuilding and cultural activities.
  • Access to sport for children and young people aged 6-20 years.
  • Job creation: 4 Community centres directors and 20 educators/youth leaders employed full-time at the centres.
  • Seminars on Life skills development
  • Involvement of International and National Sport Federations, NOC’s and Champions for Peace.

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