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Jean-Claude is a former national Karate athlete and current IT and Communication Officer for the Rwandan National Olympic Committee. He is also a member of the Commonwealth Youth Sport for Development and Peace network and founder of “Sport4Change”, dedicated to achieving community development through sport.

Jean Claude RUGIGANA


With the support of the IOC in partnership with Panasonic, the “Best Holidays Karate For Children” project is helping to promote good health and wellbeing in Rwanda alongside the Olympic Values.

The three-phase project is running under the Champions Karate Academy. It is a Karate and multi-sports camp providing school holiday activities to children aged between four and 16. The goal is to encourage young people to discover new sports and learn about the Olympic Values.


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Opening Ceremony of the project, phase 01:
Grading Test:
Closing Ceremony of the project, phase 01:

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