Hello!! My name is Silas Mutegetsi. I am a Rwandan citizen and live in Kigali, Rwanda. I am raising money to support Giticyinyoni Football center, a non-government organization of public interest, which I am a founder. Giticyinyoni Football Center is the legally registered entity under the Rwanda Government Board. Through football (Soccer), we help children and youth build essential life skills and better future. Giticyinyoni Football Center was founded in 2014. MISSION -We give youth and children an opportunity to play soccer. And then, using the soccer, we educate and empower these children and youth to overcome the effects of poverty and diseases. -We help children and youth build essential life skills using soccer. -We teach them the Human values through the soccer. VISION To have a healthy and safe youth through the power of soccer. OUR METHODOLOGY We use soccer as a tool for learning. We use soccer: -To promote education for HIV/AIDS prevention; education for reproductive health and education for fighting drugs abuse among the youth. -To promote inclusion of children who feel marginalized for reasons of gender, religion, disability, or social background. At this stage of time we still operate in Rwanda only. OUR VALUES -We love God - We play soccer and take a moment to smile and laugh. -We act with honest and integrity -We are protecting ourselves against AIDS and fighting against teenage pregnancy and drugs abuse among the youth. - We have Human values Why soccer? I’ve chosen soccer because it’s the most popular sport in youth of my country; Rwanda. The soccer can be easily played everywhere. Even in dusty lots, kids can come and play. What they need are soccer balls, shoes to protect their feet, sportswear, other soccer equipment... At the beginning I had 16 kids, aged 8 to 18. But now I have 132 kids. And the number is still rising. I would like to help those kids enjoy their game. I know how bad my financial situation is right now. That’s why I need your help raise money for those young soccer players. Please help me raise $2500 and put smiles on these kids! Please get in touch with if you want to find out more or ask any questions. Thank You!