As part of its community work, Rugby Club Luxembourg (RCL) will be welcoming 6 - 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, while the others come from villages in Fiji. They will stay with host families in the Grand Duchy, study at local English language schools and attend local churches. The boys 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.
The RCL wants to send the boys back to their respective clubs with 250kg of Rugby equipment so their communities also benefit from the project; the total cost of this initiative will be €19,500. The RCL is seeking 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, which can only be accessed by the club's board members. Any surplus funds will be used for the club's work with refugees and youth offenders.
To help the RCL in this international initiative, see the link to the GoFundMe page to help fund this amazing initiative: https://www.gofundme.com/fijiankenyan-student-visit