Summary biography

A former international footballer, a genocide education campaigner and a sport for development and peace advocate. It was his vision that brought together Football for Hope, Peace and Unity and Survivors Tribune into one organisation, The Ishami Foundation.

In 1994 Eric was a goalkeeper for the renowned Rayon Sports Football Club. He and most of his immediate family survived the genocide in part thanks to the courage and humanity shown by his teammates. As a result, he became convinced that sport and storytelling have the power to influence society in a way that little else does.

In 2018 Eric was awarded an MBE for his outstanding service to the community through sport and genocide education. Eric is Chief Executive and Co-founder of the ISHAMI Foundation

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