by Team Africa Rising 60 Lives Impacted Rwamagana, Eastern Province, Rwanda
In 2012 Adrien Niyonshuti became the first Rwandan Cyclist to qualify and compete for his country in the Olympic Games. Adrien’s story captured...
In 2012 Adrien Niyonshuti became the first Rwandan Cyclist to qualify and compete for his country in the Olympic Games. Adrien’s story captured the hearts of Rwandans at home and abroad as a symbol of pride and hope for a new Rwanda.
His personal story was magnified by the fact he had lost 60 of his family members, including six of his brothers in the 1994 genocide. His journey, along with his teammates from Team Rwanda, into the world of professional cycling, was documented in the award-winning 2012 documentary Rising From Ashes.
Soon after the 2012 London Olympic Games, Adrien immediately felt he wanted to offer the chance for young people in his country to experience the power of cycling. He tried to instill hope and values to the next generations.
The Academy's idea was born, and the first location chosen was Adrien's hometown of Rwamagana.
The Annual Budget is $28,900, which provides for the training/team house, food, training, bikes, and insurance for the cyclists.
Every bit helps:
$10 can provide a rider with three nutritious meals a day.
$20 can buy a rider a helmet, keeping them safe while they ride.
$50 pays for a cyclist for a week at camp
$100 can provide a week's worth of clean drinking water for the riders.
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