Rwanda is a country still rebuilding itself more than twenty three years after the 1994 genocide which devastated the nation. In addition to the thousands left dead the genocide has left a terrible legacy in the form of a growing street life pandemic. Affecting all levels of society, the reconstruction and reconciliation process is severely hampered by this problem at a time when Rwanda needs its youth as its human resource.
After realizing that this has negatively affected the youth which is more than a half of the country’s population, ASOLATE realized that through sports, there is change of the youth because the youth respond positively to sports which connects a very big number of people which is the easy way of educating the youth about human rights.
A partnership with Never Again Rwanda, Youth for change cup 4th edition 2017 to mark human rights day aims to give Rwandan youth a chance to be good citizens of the nation
It is a good opportunity for younger people to be educated about human rights, unity and reconciliation and conflict resolution so that they can take part and contribute to build their own country and have sustainable societies built on harmony, social cohesion and mutual respect.