Shooting Touch is one of many U.S. citizens, organizations, and businesses helping to provide COVID-19 relief and response in Rwanda! We’re proud of everyone showing the generosity of the American people and the many partnerships between Rwanda and the United States. Watch the full video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlppBM-PX_s
Our two countries cooperate together on public health. And American citizens, organizations, and businesses are helping Rwandans fight coronavirus, too. Let’s listen to one of these stories. Boston-based Shooting Touch uses the mobilizing power of basketball as a tool for health education, intervention, and improved well-being for rural communities. Unable to take to the court, Shooting Touch is providing weekly phone credit to 15 women at each court they have built, in order to establish a “buddy system” to maintain camaraderie during these isolated times. This calling task-force offered an open ear, recording the concerns of their teammates, as well as provide them with at-home stretching routines, fitness exercises, mental health coping strategies, and phone numbers for free support – to more than 1,000 families.
Leta zacu ni abafatanyabikorwa mu bijyanye n’ubuzima. Kandi Abanyamerika, imiryango inyuranye n’ubucuruzi bunyuranye by’Abanyamerika barimo gufasha Abanyarwanda mu kurwanya Corona. Reka twumve inkuru imwe muri zo. Umuryango Shooting touch washingiwe i Boston, ukoresha umukino wa basketi, nk’igikoresho cyo gukwirakwiza amasomo y’ubuzima, uburezi, ubufasha no guteza imbere imibereho y’abaturage. Mu gihe muri ino minsi badashoboye kujya mu kibuga, Shooting Touch iri gukoresha uburyo bwo kohereza amainite abagore 15 basanzwe bakorera ku bibuga byose bubatse, kugirango bashobore gushyiraho uburyo bwo gufashanya nubwo hariho ingamba zo kutegerana no guhura. Aka gatsinda gahamagara kazajya gatanga serivise zo kumva, kumenya ibihangayikishije bagenzi babo, ndetse no kubaha imyitozo y’ingororangingo bakorera mu ngo zabo, siporo bakora, ndetse n’uburyo bwo kwirinda guhangayika. ikindi batanga ni nimero bahamagariraho k’ubuntu igihe bakeneye ubufasha, n’igihe bakenera gutabaza habayeho ihohoterwa n’ubuzima bwo mu mutwe.