Kick off Children Rights World Cup, Kigali-Rwanda


Eight teams, 80 players, around 50 spectators, all attended the official opening of Football Learning Global Children Rights World Cup at Kimisagara Football for Hope Center which started normally last Monday 6th June and went on Tuesday 7th June, organized and hosted by Esperance. A workshop on children rights opened the world cup and the children were given time to recognize their rights and to get some information related to the theme of the tournament. Parents present at the event were impressed by the participation of their children to the ideas exchange.  The parents also expressed their opinions and talked to the children. The children said that they would like to have their rights to do sports, to have good food, to be with their parents, to get good education, etc. After the workshop, the teams were built and it was not easy as the children wanted to play for Brazil, Rwanda or Germany as most known countries in the tournament and because Germany and Brazil are famous in football. The tournament started with much excitement of the children to represent different countries even they get some fans from the audience and from other teams. During the whole World Cup, each team members will have to know and understand more they can about the country they represent, like the language, the location, and the population and how is the situation of the children. Here follows the results of weekly games of the tournament:

1ST Place: RWANDA 34 = 42

2nd Place: GERMANY 34 = 41

3rd place: CAMBODIA – CHILE – ISRAEL PALESTINA  28 42 42 = 34 48 48 =

6th place: BRAZIL – PARAGUAY   26  34 = 29 37

8th place: KENYA   17 =  18

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