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Esperance FC, the junior team of the organization, plays the National  Football Second League championship since last November 2017. Playing in Poule A, Esperance FC is on the 9th place with 12 More »


Second ASC 46 generation at Esperance

Muraho! Nitwa Jannik. Mfite imyaka cumi n’umunani. Ndi umudage. I was living in Germany, in a small village in the east part of Germany, near Berlin. Since the 15th August 2017, I’m More »


The Kimisagara Youth League

Organized by Esperance and Philipp Schoenlaub, The Kimisagara Youth League is an U16 Championship with 8 Teams. It is the first attempt to start a Youth League in Kigali. The main objective More »

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Street book Carnival season 4

In preparation for the ‘International Literacy Day’ Esperance hosted a creative pre-festival on the 17th of June at the Kimisagara Football for Hope Center. Together with Grace Rwanda Society, Kigali Public Library, More »

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Esperanza Newspaper june 2017

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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

Different Pitches, Different Possibilities: Football and Peacebuilding in Post-Genocide Rwanda


Do you want to understand more how Football is not just a game but a learning process, enjoy reading this great work done by Will Smith for his Msc Dissertation on Football and Peace building.

“We don’t want a Genocide to happen again” say the youth


“this is unbelievable. How can a grown up man, educated, raised by parents and living with others, kill a 2 years old baby?. Not everything we are told to do has to be so, was it stupidity that people changed so fast and killed their friends and families? or were there other benefits?. those who deny the Genocide against Tutsis in 1994 and those with Genocide ideology should open theirs eyes and refresh their mind because we do not want the Genocide to happen again. ” said youth from Esperance and from Root Foundation after visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Site on Friday 15th April. Both Esperance and Root Foundation run youth centers for social inclusion and sustainable development. On Saturday 16th April, Esperance welcomed youth from Root Foundation at Kimisagara Football for Hope Center where the exchanged was on the role of youth in fighting against Genocide ideology. Thanks to the Office of Jumelage Rhenanie Palatina in Kigali for their support to the event through German vuolunteers (Jonas and Nils) great work.

Be strong Rwanda


Rwandans and friends of Rwanda all over the world today commenced the week activities organized to mark the 22nd anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, with a special focus on fighting against genocide denial and ideology. ESPERANCE and KIMISAGARA FOOTBALL FOR HOPE CENTER will organize different activities for youth in holidays focusing on the theme of this year’s commemoration. The movies about the Genocide will be screened on Friday 08/04 SHOOTING DOGS, on Monday 11/04 SOMETIME IN APRIL and on 12/04 HUNDRED DAYS, all starting from 4 pm. Before and after each movie, the participants will have an exchange. Strong be the genocide survivors and those who lost theirs.

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