After 10 years of activities in the African Great Lakes region, Peace and Sport has given new dynamics to one of its historic programs. Initially set up in six community centers in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi, the Great Lakes program now includes the education system to convey to young people the positive values of sport during extracurricular activities.
Vénuste Niyongabo, Burundi’s first-ever and thus-far only Olympic medallist and Champion for Peace is the ambassador of the program. For him:
“Today, the organization of sport is[...]