SPOTLIGHT- Master Coach, Uwimana Eric

Eric has been a coach with Kids Play-Rwanda (KPR) since 2012. At the time, Eric was playing volleyball in the Rwanda Champions League and Jean Paul, President of KPR’s Rwanda Board of Directors was his coach. Jean Paul knew Eric very well, recognized his abilities as a coach and as a natural leader and invited […]

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New Partner to help with Monitoring & Evaluation!

KPI is excited to announce a new partnership with Virginia Tech. This November, 11 Virginia Tech students will visit KRP in Gatagara for 5 weeks and carry out an impact evaluation of our programming thus far as well as a needs assessment of the community. Though this project, KPI will gather information on how we can […]

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Kids Play Rwanda Celebrates Olympic Day 2015

Around the world, thousands of people in more than 160 countries celebrate Olympic Day in the middle of June each year. KPR coaches, children and families came together to celebrate Olympic Day during Community Day on June 21st.  The ceremony started with a procession of flags from around the world that kids had painted and […]

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KPI Welcomes New Program Manager

Sara Shanley joined KPI this past April as the Program Manager in Rwanda. As Program Manager, Sara is responsible for day to day operations of the Let’s Play Fair program including managing and training staff, curriculum design, program evaluation and partnership development. Before joining KPI, Sara was the Soccer for Success Program Director for the Colorado Rapids […]

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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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Kate Kelley

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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