In 2012, David flew from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Rwanda. He started coaching on a voluntary basis with Plan International in 2018. Through his activities, David teaches children footballs skills, promotes good behaviour, encourages school attendance, and fosters a healthy lifestyle.


David was trained to be a coach by Charmante and Emmanuel, both participants of the Young Coach Education in 2017/2018, who shared their knowledge and learnings with him. As a Peer Young Coach, he attended the Follow-up Education in 2023. As a coach, he not only likes it when his team scores but also to see the children changing in a positive way.



Project: Follow-up Education 2023


Parent Organization: Plan International Rwanda


Born: 1994


Nationality: Congolese

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“I have been living in a refugee camp for 11 years. In 2018, I started coaching on a voluntary basis with Plan International. Charmante and Emmanuel trained me to be a coach. Charmante trained me using the education she received from you [the Scort Foundation & FCSA]. She is my role model and teacher. She taught me to coach, particularly the younger children.

As coaches in the refugee camp, we create teams and engage the children on the playground where they learn football skills and have educational sessions on different topics afterwards. Mostly, we talk about hygiene, the importance of education, the prevention of bad habits such as the use of drugs and how to report harm. We also visit the parents. We are having good relationships with the family members to monitor the children, particularly on their education and behaviour.

Since the children started attending our activities, their level of football skills have improved. But not only that, also their commitment has improved. They now behave better and even like to study.

My highlight from the Follow-up Education was to learn how to coach children with disabilities, particularly deaf children. I learnt how to train them so that they could play like others. I also gained a lot of knowledge and skills related to building good relationships with the children. When working with children, the most important thing is to be a role model. I learnt that what I do and how I behave, is what they will do.”


Young Coaches

Our Young Coaches are community leaders and role models in less privileged societies. They commit themselves to support the children of their communities by conveying important social topics (conflict resolution, inclusion, HIV prevention, etc.) through football. Each of the Young Coaches represents a unique personal story.