On Tuesday, NPC Rwanda had a meeting at Stade Amahoro – Kigali, Rwanda’s National Stadium, where they participated in a dialog about deaf sport for both children and adults. Participants came away from the meeting optimistic, and could see an organization for deaf sport being created some time in the future.
Unlike some African countries, Rwanda has never seen a team to compete at the Deaflympics. Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia,Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbawe are all members of the ICSD, the organization that manages the Deaflympics. Almost all have sent competitors.
Last month, NPC Rwanda was represented at the Africa International Sports Convention – CISA held in Kigali. The country’s sitting volleyball league also held their second round.