Earlier today, I returned to Club Rafiki to deliver some donations, courtesy of Excel Plus Investment Ltd. Donated items are copies of my book titled Memories. It is a recollection of my Temberu Rwanda experiences between 2017 and 2020.
The donor, Excel Plus, is a Kigali-based company established to facilitate investment in key sectors of the economy. By donating books showcasing Rwanda’s tourist attractions, the company is contributing to the promotion of tourism while encouraging the youth to read more.
Club Rafiki was built, by the Dominican Fathers in 1974, for the benefit of the community. Ever since, its doors have always been open - giving the youth free access to sports facilities and a library. In addition, the club promotes innovation and creates awareness on reproductive health, among other things.
As the saying goes, reading is to the mind what exercising is to the body. Participating in sporting activities and reading books are vital in physical and cognitive development. The center’s impact in encouraging young people to lead a healthy lifestyle and embrace constructive hobbies is undeniable.
Club Rafiki is one of thirty-two centers recognized by the National Youth Council (NYC) as youth friendly. Scattered across the country, the said centers are strategically located to ease the process of youth mobilization.
Their coordinators play a big role in identifying and developing talent. Through this growing network of youth centers, the infrastructure for the promotion of sports, public health, entrepreneurship, ICT, literacy, culture and civic education is built.
In partnership with different stakeholders, I will be donating books to different community libraries in different parts of the country. You want to be involved? Drop an email — firstname.lastname@example.org.
The author of the donated books is an adventurer on a tour of all 30 districts and 416 sectors of Rwanda. Follow his awe-inspiring journey on Twitter @GeoExposure.