Honorine’s Story

Honorine is an 8 year old KPI participant and P3 student at Mwanabiri Primary School. She joined KPI in August of this year and immediately showed her leadership skills on her team and in the community. Honorine is the first to answer questions from the coaches, lend a helping hand to teammates and offer solutions to […]

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KPI Receives U.S. State Dept. Sports United Grant

With a shared commitment to using sport for social change, KPI was recently awarded an International Sports Programming Initiative grant from the SportsUnited division of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). KPI will implement a two-year project aimed at improving gender equality and leadership skills among Rwandan youth, enhancing cross-cultural understanding between Americans and Rwandans, and inspiring […]

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KPI Welcomes Virginia Tech Students!

In November, KPI welcomed students from Virginia Tech University (VT) to Gatagara Rwanda. VT students made a huge contribution during their 4 week stay by collecting data via questionnaires, interviews and focus groups to assess our Let’s Play Fair program. A compressive evaluation will be done between 2 target groups; KPI children and their families […]

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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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Virginia Tech to help with Monitoring & Evaluation!

KPI is excited to collaborate with Virginia Tech on monitoring and evaluation of our Let’s Play Fair program. This November, eleven Virginia Tech students will visit KPI 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 […]

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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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