If it had not been for Shooting Touch, and the role that they have played in my life, I do not know where I would be. They have given me an opportunity to support myself, both of my families (foster and biological), the opportunity for me to continue my education, as well as the great responsibility to mentor and coach youth and other members of my community. Shooting Touch is a second school and mother to me now, as I take everyday as an opportunity to learn and grow.

I believe that ultimately we all have one shared destiny, that will not be measured by the weight of our lives as individuals, but by the impact that each life has on the community as a whole. At Shooting Touch, we like to say ‘Turi Kumwe’ which is Kinyarwandan for ‘We are Together’. In life, though there is much struggle I know that I am not alone, because I have a new family in Shooting Touch, and I am able to be that for other members in my community as well.

Ultimately, I hope that others are able to find healing in my story.  I’d like to say thank you to Shooting Touch, and thank you for your consideration to helping make our organization stronger so more people like me can make a change in their life.     

-Sandrine Uwiduhaye (Dudu) Head Coach Nymirama, Rwanda