KPI from Rwanda: Busy, busy, busy!

This past week was a busy one for KPI! It would be nearly impossible to share all of our news and progress in one readable post so we split into highlights below. PARENT’S DAY KPI hosted Parents Day last Sunday, June 22nd.  All 110 KPI participants were present with at least one parent or guardian. […]

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Celebrating One Year with Kate Kelley

A great leader is one that can lead by example while selflessly empowering others. I see this in Kate Kelley, a women whose favorite quote (go figure) is “be the change you wish to see in the world.” And let me tell you, she is going for it! Moving into her second year as the […]

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Excellence. Friendship. Fair Play. REPEAT.

This week we focused on our KPI Values (again!). On the playing field, in large group circles & small group circles we know them by heart but when it comes to a quiz and writing them down – see ya! As a result, we have been working on both saying and writing the values – […]

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KPI from Rwanda: Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Big week at KPI Rwanda! This week we introduced baseball. Our kids and coaches have had little to no experience with the sport so it was very entertaining to have the opportunity to show them how to swing the bat, hit the ball, throw, etc. They were easily wowed and pretty much convinced that I, […]

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#KPI Artists at Work!

As some of you may know, KPI uses art as a secondary tool to teach our fair play attributes of respect, community, contribution, moral courage, and opportunity. This week the kids had the opportunity to share what fair play looked like to them. Wednesday and Thursday we spent our program drawing the fair play attributes. […]

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Latest & Greatest from KPI

Let’s Play Fair Programming Back in Action After a week off from programming to commemorate the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, KPI started programming again Wed. Apr 16th. Following a shortened program on Wed & Thurs, coaches and participants enjoyed Fanta to recognize the hard work and contributions of each of the coaches and participants […]

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KPI from Rwanda: Walk to Remember Preparation Continues

This week we have focused primarily on preparing for Walk to Remember on April 11th. All of our surrounding schools have been invited as well as our cell and sector level officials. Throughout the week, the participants practiced their poems & songs to prepare for their performances on the 11th. During the Walk to Remember […]

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KPI from Rwanda: Preparing for 20th Commemoration

As you may know, the 20th Commemoration of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi is quickly approaching.  April 6th marks the day that the former President’s plane was shot down. April 7th marks the beginning of 100 days Genocide. April 11th marks the day the UN Troops pulled out of Rwanda. From April 7th through mid-July 1994, over one million […]

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News from Rwanda!

The KPI team has been busy, busy! Between grant applications, fine-tuning our programming, preparing to build our field, moving forward with Local NGO status, getting ready for both Celebrate Sochi and our upcoming Cocktails for Kids Play, trying to get all of our awesome kids sponsored, designing & booking our Travel with a Purpose trips, […]

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KPI from Rwanda: Moral Courage

We are excited to move on to our next Fair Play Value: Moral Courage. This week and last, the coaches had the opportunity to discuss what exactly moral courage is and how it is connected to Fair Play. This week, every day after program, the coaches met to discuss where they saw moral courage displayed. […]

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