Let’s Play Fair Programming Back in Action
After a week off from programming to commemorate the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi, KPI started programming again Wed. Apr 16th. Following a shortened program on Wed & Thurs, coaches and participants enjoyed Fanta to recognize the hard work and contributions of each of the coaches and participants in hosting Walk to Remember for the community. While sipping on Fanta we discussed what we learned so far about the Genocide.
“We learned remembering is not just for the old. It’s for all of us.” Eugene
Walk to Remember
KPI participants hosted Walk to Remember on Apr 11th for our community in the Mukingo Sector. Over 300 primary & secondary school students participated in our walk from NGWA Cell to the Gatagara Memorial where over 7,500 community members killed during the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi have been laid to rest.
KPI participants were joined by the leaders of the memorial, the Executive Director & Director of NGWA Cell, the Executive Secretary of Mukingo Sector, and a representative from the Mukingo Sector Survivors Group.
The program included two original songs & two original poems composed & preformed by KPI Participants as well as the Reading of 100 Names of victims from our community, each representing 10,000 individuals lost. Additionally, participants lit candles of hope, making personal commitments to “never again.”
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Cocktails for Kids Play
We are excited to announce that Cocktails for Kids Play hosted at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach last Thursday, April 10th was our best event yet! With approximately 190 attendees, KPI raised more money than ever before. All proceeds from the event will go towards improving and maintaining our Let’s Play Fair Program in Gatagara, Rwanda. On behalf of our 112 program participants, 14 coaches, and KPI leadership – thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Special shout out to Uncorked Hermosa for the delicious wine, Kevin Miso for sharing his talents, Landon Donovan, Greg Louganis, Pam Shriver, Cathy Marino, Jaime Komer, Angela Hucles, Dawn Harper, Jazmine Fenlator and others for coming out and supporting KPI. We are beyond grateful!
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Sponsor-a-Child to Play & Learn
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