RWANDA ATHLETICS FEDERATION (RAF) has donated Rwf1 million to Nyarugunga estate for disabled ex-combatants aimed at improving their lives through sports.
The event, which was hosted at the estates main hall, was graced by Athletics federation president Jean Paul Munyandamutsa, Rwanda Demobilisation and Reintegration commission (RDRC) chairman Jean Sayinzonga and a number of former Rwanda Defence Forces disabled combatants.
Munyandamutsa said the donation came from proceeds collected from this year’s Kigali International peace marathon that was staged on May 22.
“We have been working with RDRC in different aspects but this year our focus was to help ex-combatants,” said Munyandamutsa.
In his remarks, Sayinzonga expressed his appreciation and noted that, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the athletics federation; they approached us first and expressed their willingness to help… so on behalf of the commission I thank you so much.”
Speaking on the behalf of other ex-combatants Adolphe Sakindi said; “We are thankful to the athletics federation. We are honoured to have this donation and we promise to engage in sports for better lives.”
The Kigali peace marathon is staged every year and attracts over 3500 athletes from all parts of the world.