In 2009 Hibernian Football Club, Edinburgh gifted football strips for Rwanda
The strips were taken there as part of the inaugural North Berwick Youth trip in 2009 lead by Allan Walker founder of Build Rwanda
The founder of AKWOS (Association-of-Kigali-women-in-sports-Rwanda) , Felicite Rwemalika, saw football as a powerful instrument to re-engage girls and women and empower them. Since 2001 she has successfully introduced football in all provinces of Rwanda. Playing football on a team with a mix of Hutu and Tutsi, these women learn to depend on each other to win and to find reconciliation in the camaraderie. AKWOS also focuses on reproductive health, economic empowerment, promotion of women’s rights, and addressing and overcoming the trauma of gender-based violence.