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East African Secondary School Games kick off in Rwanda    

KIGALI Rwanda(Xinhua) -- The 17th edition of the East African Secondary School Games kicked off Sunday at Ubworoherane stadium in Musanze district, northern Rwanda, involving about 3,000 participants from the region.

Running from Aug. 12 to 20, the games is co-organized by Rwanda’s ministry of education and the Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSA).

The participants are primary and secondary school teams from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

They will contest in sports include football, volleyball, basketball, handball, netball, swimming, badminton, tennis, table tennis, rugby, hockey and athletics.

The games are being played in Musanze district at different sports fields at secondary schools and universities Rwanda Police Academy and a tennis club.

This is the third time that Rwanda be the host.

According to the Rwandan ministry of education, this is the first time that the games have competitions for primary schools.

The goal of the regional school games is to nurture “the East African Spirit of One People One Destiny” by enabling students to visit different geographical sites in East Africa while also learning and interacting with different cultures during the sports competitions, according to the organizers.

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