Corporate Social Responsibility
Here are some of the charities that Enzygo help support. Learn more about their great work and what they do as a charity.
Strengthening Families for Abandoned Children
Enzygo’s chosen charity is SFAC (strengthening families for abandoned children) and we give donations to help support their work. SFAC work with non-profitable organisations in rural Zimbabwe and Uganda, Sri Lanka and Brazil and many others in between.
SFAC aim is to ensure that everyone providing care for vulnerable children can access training and professional support that is accessible, adaptable and applicable to their own culture and context.
Friends of Rwandan Rugby
September was such a busy month, Laurien organised a 7s tournament in Muhanga district. 80 boys from 8 secondary schools took part. GS Shogwe beat St Dominic in the final. Well done to Laurien and thanks to Joseph for going along and helping out. Laurien does a great job to save on our use of plastic bottles.
Good to see this player using one of our plastic cups rather than creating more plastic waste.
Donatien was very keen to involve his girls’ teams in a 7s tournament and so he ran a tournament for both boys’ and girls’ teams in Rusizi District. Fred and Kamanda joined him and it was a great success. Nine schools had boys’ teams and four schools had girls’ teams. 90 boys and 40 girls took part.
In previous years TTC Mururu girls have proved difficult to beat but this year ES Bugarama won both the boys’ and the girls’ competitions.
With Ernestine moving onto a new career, we had a vacancy for an RDO and are happy to welcome Emmanuel to FoRR. He works in the district of Kamonyi and has been working with schools and clubs as a volunteer. Emmanuel plays for the Kamonyi Pumas. He attended the tour in May in Nyamasheke so we knew he would make a good new RDO.
Kamanda, our Programme Manager, organised a tournament in August for schools in Kigali. 9 teams took part. The winners of the girls’ tournament was a team from the MEG foundation (Kinamba project) and the Sharks Junior team won the boys’ tournament. Good to see donated kit from St Julian’s HSOB, Whitehead Steelers and Oakdale RFC being put to great use.
Joseph, RDO for Ruhango ran a 7s tournament involving 80 players from 8 secondary schools. Lycee de Ruhango won the tournament playing in kit from Deri RFC. Pictured here also is APARUDI playing in Gwernyfed RFC shirts.
It was a very exciting month as our team grew from 6 to 10 RDOs as we welcomed four new members to the team. Jean de Dieu IBARINDE who is working in Nyamagabe District, Jean de Dieu HAKIZIMANA who is in Gasabo in Kigali, Assinapold NZIMENYA in Burere and our very first female RDO, Ernestine who works in Musanze. Sadly for us, Ernestine didn’t take up her post for very long as she was offered a job working with an NGO as a counsellor. We are very sorry to lose her but wish her all the best in her new role. She will continue to play rugby and promote the sport and help us out when she can.
We are also delighted that we have strengthened our partnership with the Rwandan Rugby Federation who are helping to fund these four new RDOs.
Jean Claude, our RDO in Huye, organised a tag rugby tournament at the end of July for his district. Eight teams took part from 7 schools plus a team made up from the Street children’s programme (photo). Jean Claude started working with the street children a few months ago so it was great to see them taking part in the competition. Congratulations to the winning team from Ikibondo Primary in a very close final game against Tumba primary school with the score at 6-5.