On Sunday 5th March, Harrow School in London played a friendly football fixture against a Rwandan XI. The opposition were managed by Eric Murangwa, a former professional football in Rwanda, who survived the 1994 genocide through the help of his team mates. Eric also played for the Rwandan national team and after moving to the UK, established an organisation called Football for Hope, Peace and Unity (FHPU). The charity works to use the power of sport and football to bring together different groups of people and encourage dialogue and understanding. (http://www.fhpuenterprise.org/)
In what was a friendly and very good-spirited match, the Harrow boys played very well and through clinical finishing ran out 6-1 winners. During the first week of their Easter holidays, Head of Politics, Dr Michael Gray will be taking 12 students from Harrow School to visit Rwanda in what promises to be an unforgettable experience as they witness the beauty of the country. This football match was an excellent and enjoyable opportunity to celebrate the power of sport and the importance of developing friendship and understanding.