|Sports That Change - Episode I|
|Written by Brian Beckman|
|Saturday, 05 December 2009 02:13|
This is the first entry of a new feature entitled Sports That Changes. In it we will post videos and stories about how sports has impacted the life of a child. The first post is an interview of Jean Claude, a player that plays twice a week on our Rwandan Coordinator's Serieux's street kids team. The transcript is posted below the video.
My name is Jean Claude Nizeyimana. I am 19 years old. What has football done in my life? You know my parents died during the genocide and after their death I lost all hope. But what brings back the hope is always spending time with other guys of my age. Football brings me hope in a sense that where I see many young people like me playing football together I just have a hope that the future will be better. Football is very good because it brings harmony and unity among us.
I interrupted my school when I was in P4 (primary 4th grade) because I had no school fees and I had no scholarship. My wish is that I can be able to go back to school and go as far as possible in my studies so that I can be important and I can be someone who can even lead the country. This is my dream so that I can have a very good life and I can help my family and my brothers.