Duha girls’ handball team wins second place of the 2015 national handball championship!

Duha handball team with reap executive director, ed ballen

Duha handball team with reap executive director, ed ballen

The 2015 national handball championship brought together the 8 best teams across the county to vie for the title of the best handball team in Rwanda

Duha handball team with  coach, aphrodice sindayigaya

Duha handball team with  coach, aphrodice sindayigaya


After winning the Eastern District championship, the Duha team was selected as one the 8 teams to compete in the championship.  Competing again independent schools with greater resources, the girls battled to reach the finals, and placed the second in the entire country.


This was a tremendous achievement for Duha girls.  As the only rural public high school among this elite eight, the Duha girls’ spirit, passion and perseverance carried them past the better-equipped teams.

Additionally, Niyigena Alice from Duha was crowned the 2015 the tournament’s best player.

As a result of their achievement, Duha players will be offered handball scholarships to schools of excellence. Already, over 40 students from past teams have been admitted to schools of excellence. Eight Duha players are currently on the national team. The Duha team will be playing in the inaugural launching of East African handball league, which will be taking place in Rwanda this December.


All the best to our skilled and powerful young ladies! You can, indeed!!