Fijian-Kenyan student visit

Dans le cadre de son travail communautaire, Rugby Club Luxembourg accueille 6 ou 7 étudiants étrangers pour étudier, vivre et jouer au Rugby au Grand Duché pendant environ 10 semaines au début de 2018 – deux des garçons vivent à Kibera, le plus grand township d’Afrique, à Nairobi Kenya (photo ci-dessous) tandis que les 4/5 viennent des villages des Fidji. Les Fidjiens, Dan, Villy, Luke et Ben se sont bien adaptés à la vie au Luxembourg et travaillent dur à l’école, améliorant leur anglais ainsi que de nouvelles études, en chimie et en français. Sur le terrain de rugby, ils ont joué 4 matches jusqu’à présent dans la première division belge, tous les quatre trouvant la ligne d’essai. As part of its community work Rugby Club Luxembourg is welcoming 6 or 7 foreign students to study, live, and play Rugby in the Grand Duchy for about 10 weeks in early 2018 – two of the boys live in Kibera, Africa’s largest township, in Nairobi Kenya (photo below) while the other 4/5 come from villages in Fiji. The Fijians, Dan, Villy, Luke and Ben have adapted well to life in Luxembourg and are working hard at school, improving their English as well as tackling new studies, computing Chemistry and French. On the Rugby pitch they have played 4 matches so far in the Belgian First Divison, with all four finding the try line.

Walk home
Walk home
Nairobi Kibera
Nairobi Kibera

The young players will stay with host families, study at local English language schools and attend local churches. They will be involved in a cultural visit so that Luxembourg students and RCL members can learn about their Rugby traditions, family backgrounds and daily lives in Fiji and Kenya. We want to send the boys back to their respective clubs with 250kg of Rugby equipment so their communities also benefit from the project. We have host families in place but seek help in funding the Flights (€9,500), Medical Insurance (€2,400), Training Equipment (€600), Warm Clothing (€800), Travel costs to school (€450), Food (€1,500), Excursions /activities (€1,750), Equipment to send back to their communities (+/- €2,500).

All funds are paid into a dedicated social fund account of the club and any surplus will be used for future projects with refugees and youth offenders.

Donations to the student exchange can be made as follows:

Bank Transfer

IBAN: LU63 0019 2355 7051 7000


Please send funds to:
Reference: “Fiji/Kenya Project Donation“

Crowd Funding

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For more information please contact:

Paul Sweetnam
Development Officer
Tel: +352 621 21 46 13