International Day of Sport For Development and Peace 2018

Today is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, a day to recognize the positive influence sport has on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development. To celebrate, the United Nations has published images of organizations throughout the world doing just that. Honored to contribute to the gallery and showcase all the amazing work Shooting Touch is doing in Rwanda and Boston. Go check out the gallery to see all the incredible work sport organizations are doing throughout the world. http://unsdn.org/multimedia/playforglobalgoals-photo-exhibition/

Here is a gallery of images and a quick video I shot a few weeks ago in Rwanda of a basketball tournament and women's march. 

http://www.ShootingTouch.com On March 17th, over 1,000 Shooting Touch youth and women took part of our first 5k march through the streets of Kayonza, Rwanda to raise awareness for gender and health equity. Men and women marched to our annual International Women's Day tournament hosted on the (2) courts we built while over 2,000 spectators cheered on.
 Women's practice in Rwinkwavu before the big International Women's Day tournament. 

Women's practice in Rwinkwavu before the big International Women's Day tournament. 

 Some of the women on team Rwinkwavu receive basketball shoes from the NGO, Shooting Touch.  

Some of the women on team Rwinkwavu receive basketball shoes from the NGO, Shooting Touch.  

 Over 1k people marched through the village of Nyamirama towards a basketball court to celebrate International Women's Day. 

Over 1k people marched through the village of Nyamirama towards a basketball court to celebrate International Women's Day. 

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 The basketball tournament attracted over 2k people. Next to the court Shooting Touch and local health administrators provided free health screenings for HIV, diabetes and Breast cancer. 

The basketball tournament attracted over 2k people. Next to the court Shooting Touch and local health administrators provided free health screenings for HIV, diabetes and Breast cancer. 

 A girls team warms up before their big game. 

A girls team warms up before their big game. 

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 Two women fight for the ball during one of the women's games. 

Two women fight for the ball during one of the women's games. 

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 A boy fills up his cup with filtered water located next to the court. 

A boy fills up his cup with filtered water located next to the court. 

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 The women of team Nyamirama. 

The women of team Nyamirama.