Monthly Archives: November 2015

Let us prevent youth from bad habits

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The youth, in holidays, are being prepared in civic education to acquire the Rwandan culture that good citizens are required to possess. They are gaining not only education about the values and norms that prevent them from bad habits but also they participate in different activities for the welfare of the communities.
The Ministry of Youth and ICT calls on parents to allow teenagers to participate in this program which aims to bring good change in terms of discipline and socio-economic welfare.
The trainings are conducted every Thursday of the week in each cell of Rwanda, and Kimisagara Football for Hope Center hosts the program from Katabaro cell.

Finally! The holidays

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FINALLY! The holidays activities have started at Esperance!
Esperance has organized multiple events for the children, who will last throughout the holidays.
The school year 2015 has ended and all the final exams are finished.
Esperance invites every boy and girl around Kimisagara Football for Hope Center to come to Esperance and attend the championships and the workshops. But all kids from Kigali are welcome to participate in all workshops.
During the holidays, Esperance organizes a football championship, a Mini-football championship and a table-tennis competition. Also, we offer traditional art workshops and some health care workshops for the kids, who want to attend the program. Additionally, the children have the opportunity to attend English course lessons during holidays in order to improve their language skills.
At the end of the holidays, we have planned a big celebration festival of 2015 in order to finish the year with such a great event.
Everyone is invited to come and we are truly happy to see new faces!

Second Division Championship, 3rd day

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Second Division Championship, 3rd day, Esperance won against United Stars 3 – 0. Now Esperanceis first in the Poule A with 7 points.

“The future of Rwanda depends on us, the young people!”, Jerome NYANDWI

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1. Name: NYANDWI, Jerome
2. Date of birth: 01/01/1997
3. Which schools did you attend? Gitega school, Nyarugenge school; Cyahafi school
4. What do you like most? I like to listen to music. Especially, I like R&B, the „Urban boyz“ and Chris Brown.
5. What don´t you like? I don`t like drugs in General, because when someone is consuming drugs, the person does no longer care about his life and the person always gets himself in trouble and when he becomes addicted, the person can die.
6. Who is your football idol?
My favourite player is Eden Hazard, because I like to see the way, he is dribbling.
7. Who is your idol in General?
My idol is his excellence Paul Kagame, our president, because of his engagement and commitment to govern our country and to help other countries for better government. He helps people to fight poverty, create jobs and he is always focused on the development of our country.
8. What is the most incredible thing, that always stays in your mind until now?
The first goal, I scored for Esperance during last years 2nd League of championship, because it was the first game of Esperance and my first time to play in championship, so it was a wonderful start.
9. Since when do you attend Esperance´s programs?
I am here since 2009.
10. How did you get to know Esperance?
I saw Esperance FC playing and I wanted to be part of that team, because everyone was supporting one another.
11. What did you learn from Esperance up to now?
Living together with others, respecting other people, improving my football skills, preventing me from taking drugs and taking part in any other type of trouble, which I learned through workshops.
12. Which support are you gaining right now?
Improving my football skills, to be able to play for the 1st league in the future and also to guide me, how to reach a better future.
Where would you like to be supported even more?
13. I would like Esperance´s staff members to always be there for us and to support us with materials and if possible to give us some motivation, because our parents think, that we get some money for playing for Esperance.
14. What do other kids from Esperance benefit from?
They all changed their behaviour in a positive way and the all discovered and improved their talents.
15. How did you change yourself?
I used to insult and fight with other kids, but through the methods of Esperance, I was able to stop doing that.
16. What other examples on behaviour-change from other players did you recognize?
Some kids used to drink beer, to use drugs, but since they are in Esperance, they no longer do such bad things.
17. What is your message to kids, who come to Esperance?
They should think about themselves and take care of their bodies and behaviours, they should reflect on their needs and they should understand, that they are supposed to be the first ones looking for solutions.
18. What is your message to Youth in General in Rwanda?
The future of Rwanda depends on us, the young people.
19. What would you like to say to Esperance´s staff?
They should provide us with what the players need, always be available for us, because we just express our problems indirectly, so they have to come closer to us to see our problems and find solutions, bfore it is too late.
20. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I will be 28 years old and I wish, that my mom is still alive. Concerning football, I would like to play in the 1st league either in Rwanda or abroad.

“I never listened or respected anyone”, Jimmy IRANSUBIJE

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Name: IRANSUBIJE, Jimmy
Date of birth: 22.04.1997
1. Which schools did you attend? Kimisagara school; Kabusunzu school
2. What do you like most?
Foot, especially French Fries and mashed corn!
3. What don´t you like?
Fighting, because it is not good. I know that, because I used to fight with other kids, when I was 12.
4. Who is your football idol?
Vincent Kompany, because I like his style of playing, for example how he stands on the pitch and also, how he manages to control the balls coming from the air.
5. Who is your idol in General?
My idol is his excellence Paul Kagame, our president, because I like the way, he is governing our country and also, he manages, that Rwanda is and stays a peaceful and friendly country.
6. What is the most incredible thing, that always stays in your mind until now?
When I was young, I was carrying a tea pot with boiled water. I fell and the biled water reached my skin and my skin was burned. I still have marks today.
7. Since when do you attend Esperance´s programs?
I got to know Esperance in 2008
8. How did you get to know Esperance?
Esperance used to play some football tournaments in Kimisagara Youth Center and I was always around to watch the games. Then I liked the way, the players were behaving as a team and I wanted to be part of it.
9. What did you learn from Esperance up to now?
I learned to live with the people in a society, no matter of what background they are.
10. Which support are you gaining right now?
Playing in the league, being known as a football player, making friends and practicing skills, I learn trough our football practice.
11. Where would you like to be supported even more?
So, I would like to get enough materials like football cleats, jersey, socks, shinguards and some other stuff.
12. What do other kids from Esperance benefit from?
They really learn anything, that has something to do with behaviour-change.
13. How did you change yourself? I never listened or respected anyone, who was talking to me, but now, I respect every person and their opinion and besides that, I also changed physically due to the professional football training by Esperance.
14. What other examples on behaviour-change from other players did you recognize?
Some kids were always using bad expressions, but not anymore. Others also used to participate in some robbery or stealing in their neighbourhood. And again, some others are becoming very serious concerning school.
15. What is your message to kids, who come to Esperance?
They should definitely stay with Esperance, because Esperance will help them to live in our society, to change behaviours and ways of thinking and last, but not least, we players of Esperance owe the victory of championship to Esperance.
16. What is your message to Youth in General in Rwanda?
Young people should work together, collaborate, respect each other for a better future and if possible, they should come to Esperance.
17. What would you like to say to Esperance´s staff?
Keep going on with these activities and programs, which help many people, especially young people.
18. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I will be 28 years olds and I wish to have a good life, to live happily and peacefully in my community and if possible, I would like to have 15.000.000 RWF, which are supposed to help me taking care of my family and also to help other people, who are in need.