The Kanyosha Olympafrica Centre, Burundi, has been quite alive of late with intense youth development activities organised for the centre’s residents.
Pertaining to sports per se, the centre’s youths continued to train intensively with all the teams that will represent the Kanyosha Centre in various national championships to which it is affiliated (athletics, football, handball and basketball). Besides, refresher training was organised for youth leaders on the organisation of sports workshops. In November 2017, the Centre also hosted inter-school team sports championships for 2017- 2018 season.
Other activities were also conducted in November and December 2017, notably participation of the centre’s administrators in a seminar on gender equality in sport and assistance to the athlete Frank, as he trains for the Youth Olympic Games; the latter also received Olympic Solidarity assistance.
The Kanyosha Olympafrica Centre was also very active in the field of development. The completion of construction works and provision of necessary material for growing of mushrooms were noted with satisfaction.
In the same vein, the Kanyosha Centre developed its pawpaw and other fruit trees nursery project and engaged discussions with environment sector partners with a view to planting trees on the site.
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