Utilizing Football Amahoro


Using football as a starting point to address socially disqualified young people is something governmental institutions and non-government al organizations recognize and actively support. Both were integral
to establishing and to work with our Football Amahoro programme. The methodology goes beyond the simple idea of being a “successful methodology”. Esperance seeks to establish a broad strategy of sport and education, using football as a pedagogical tool to advocate
for individual and collective development, while promoting social inclusion. This approach has a significant social impact, helping to eliminate inequalities and provide more opportunities through sport culture and education, contributing to the achievement of development goals and establishing a real modality of cooperation.

Since 2002, when the programme was introduced in cooperation with the DED (now GIZ), Esperance has used a Football Amahoro as a channel to educate the youth on unity and reconciliation, prevention of HIV/AIDS, conflict resolution and gender promotion. The Football Amahoro methodology uses different streetfootball approaches that originated in Colombia in the 1990s and combines it with Rwandan themes. More than 15 regions in Rwanda and the Great Lakes Region) are being visit ed each year. The methodology was introduced in European countries, specifically Germany on numerous exchanges of our volunteers and members abroad.