Burera Volunteers for Development Association(BVD)

Burera Volunteers for Development Association(BVD): Football for Hope Project(F4HP)

Byumba, RwandaBURERA, Rwanda
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Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Football for Hope project(F4HP) is a project operating since 2011 in 4 cities(Cyanika,Gatuna,Byumba and Burera) of Burera and Gicumbi districts of the northern province of Rwanda.we are using football to reduce social exclusion and HIV/AIDS among street children and other disconnected children.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if football could be used all over the world to fight against HIV/AIDS and poverty and save the lives of so many street children
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

In Rwanda,More than one million has been killed in genocid of 1994 and war.Many people became causalities while others have been orphaned.Due to this war and genocide,Rwanda accounts more than 8 thousands of children living in street life and these people are risky to HIV/AIDS and poverty.Based on the above problems,we are using football to attract them in HIV/AIDS prevention and creation of income generating activities in our 4 cities.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Football for Hope project(F4HP) has operated from 2011 and till today,we have been able to organize 34 football tournaments at which we have attracted more than 525 street children and 300 beggards equipped with HIV/AIDS preventiuon and income generation activities.In addition,we have created 15 anti- HIV/AIDS clubs of street children and these clubs help us to organize teaching sessions,media and radio campaigns,video screenings,organizing theaters on HIV/AIDS transmission,prevention,treatment and care.They also got funds from our association and now they have started more than 5 income generation activities such rabbits and chicken rearing,bee and sheepsrearing keeping which are helping them to get basic needs like food,school fees,etc
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Football for hope project has been able to turn possible into impossible life of street children where 525 young people who were struggling on the streets of Burera,Cyanika,Gatuna and Byumba cities.We have created 15 clubs and these clubs have got microcredits from Burera volunteers for development association and now they have started income generation activities such rabbits and sheep rearing,maize and beans cultivation,More than 50% of them have returned to schools while others are in vocational training and currently,they can not have the problems of food,shelter,school fees,etc.In addition,we have organize HIV/AIDS activities among them and now they are skilled on HIV/AIDS prevention.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Currently,525 street children have abandoned that stress full and struggling life and now they are generating incomes as we explained above.In addition,we have organized 34 football tournaments in our 4 cities,at which we have organized and conducted HIV/AIDS prevention teaching sessions,media and radio campaigns,theatres,video screenings and these activities have attracted so many people because we have had more than 300 beggars and other thousands young people equipped with HIV/AIDS prevention,transmission,treatment and care.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

In our project,we are using football tournaments in order to attract so many young people because in Rwanda,young people like football matches.In addition,the video screenings,theatres are also the activities which attract them.Our vision is to target 1850 street children who are living in the street lives in our cities and these future generation will be taught on HIV/AIDS prevention while many of them will be given a chance to start small income generation or business start up.We want to turn the street children life into bright future life so that they can get education,basic needs,etc.

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

First of all,we have income generating activities and the one third of money from those income generation activities are put into revolving fund of the cooperatives and these money helps us to target of other street children.In addition,we have the team of fundraising and they are helping us to do local,national and international fundraising.Finally,we have strong partnership with Burera and Gicumbi youth council through which we get funds.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

In the northern province of Rwanda,we do not have competitors because no other person who are activing on HIV/AIDS and poverty prevention in street children.Many NGOs are focusing in sex workers,prisoners,students but they forget these people who do not have life,who eat nothing.

Founding Story

This project has been started by Dr. Fidele NKURUNZIZA in 2011 after expecting that in Burera and Gicumbi , many people were killed during 1994 genocide and war in Rwanda and it has left many widows and orphans as consequence many girls and young people turned into fucked jobs like commercial sex,street life etc which were also affected their lives to be pregnanted involuntary or to be contaminated by the sexual transmitted diseases l mainly HIV/AIDS and others. So after analyzing that situation encountered by young people, Dr.Fidele created football for hope project which help street children to combat HIV/AIDS and poverty through football tournaments and income generation activities.


F4HP has 3 people who are leaders.These people are Dr.Fidele nkurunziza who is the coordinator and founder of the project,Imanishimwe Jean Pierre is working as fundraising officer while the third one is Dr. Ndahayo Philbert who works as project treasurer.All we are full time workers within the project.In addition,each coperative of the project has a leader which means that our clubs have 15 leaders and they help us to coordinate them.
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Burera Volunteers for Development Association(BVDA)
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Burera Volunteers for Development Association(BVDA)

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Country where this project is creating social impact

, BY, Byumba

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Funding: How is your project financial supported?

NGOs, Other.


Health and Hygiene, Improving Nutrition, Sustainable Sourcing, Inclusive Business, Smallholder Farmers.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

Football for Hope(F4HP) targets street children in 4 cities(Burera,Cyanika,Byumba and Gatuna) cities of Burera and Gicumbi districts.We provide street children the HIV/AIDS education at football tournaments and income generation activities through their cooperatives.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

With the prize money,we will be able:
1.To create a centre of excellence for street children inclusion and in this centre,we will provide the followings activities to street children:
1.Basic education.
2.Vocational training.
3.HIV/AIDS and sexual reproductive health education.
4.Business planning and income generation.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered

At the beginning of the project,we targeted 100 street children but now we have save 325 street children and these young people have been put into 15 cooperatives or clubs in which they are generating incomes through rabbits and sheep rearing,maize and beans cultivation.In addition,they are skilled to HIV/AIDS prevention due to information gained through our organized football matches.

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