Boys and Girls Brigade is a Christian Organization made of all kinds of people of all ages but mainly the Youth.
The History of Boys and Girls Brigade goes back to the world history.it was started by Sir William Alexander Smith on 4th/October 1883 in Glasgow in Scotland.
Boys and Girls Brigade started expanding and growing where it came into Africa and more particularly Rwanda where it arrived in the Diocese of Gahini brought by Missionaries of ‘Church Missionery Society’ in 1935.
After Gahini, the following years it expanded in all parts of the country, then it came in Shyira Diocese Parish of Shyira one of the founders of BGB named below Canon NSABIMANA Jean Damascene Canon NDIMKAGA and Canon RUZINDANA Emmanuel After starting Boys and Girls Brigade there has many challenges and led to some down fall in 1975 it was restarted again by Archbishop Emmanuel Mbona Kolini at Cathedral St. Etienne and Remera Parish with the support from some members of BGB of Uganda and Kenya.
STRUCTURE OF BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE
Every small group at the church level has sections many churches make up a Company. Many Parishes make up a Battalion 2 or 3 Diocese make up a Province and many Provinces make up National Boys and Girls Brigade and when National Boys and Girls Brigade come together to make a Regional Fellowship and Rwanda has Joined the East African Regional Fellowship. Regional fellowships when combined make the Global fellowship which is the Global leadership worldwide.
NB: Boys and Girls Brigade is a Faith Based Organization working in all Christian Bodies that means is does not look at Denominations.
After Boys and Girls Brigade came into the Diocese it restarted on 21/11/2004 with the Support from the Rt Rev John RUCYAHANA with the support from Captain Rev.Mwizerwa Eric who had given the first trainings. Boys and Girls Brigade in Shyira Diocese has regained momentum and give birth to the Diocese of Kivu and supported other 2 Diocese of Butare and Byumba.
Boys and Girls Brigade Leaders:
Founders and Members of Boys and Girls Brigade:
STRUCTURE OF BGB IN SHYIRA DIOCESE
Committee of Boys and Girls Brigade in Shyira Diocese:
In Shyira Diocese today we have 832 Members and we have 250 who are getting awaiting to enter into Boys and Girls Brigade.
VISION BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE
BGB Children and Young People experience life in full and Living in a Godly way.
“To reach the young People, teaching and guiding them through their relationship with God and humanity, in order to contribute positively towards the Family, Church and Community“
MISSION OF BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE
“To promote the Boys and Girls characters of Obedience,Reverence,Discipline,self-respect, self-control and as followers of the Lord Jesus to acquire a sense of responsibility to find true enrichment of life“
CORE VALUES OF BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE
BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE MOTTOS
BOYS BRIGADE MOTTO
Sure and Steadfast: Heb.6:19
GIRLS BRIGADE MOTTO
Seek, serve and follow Christ 🙁 Mat.6:33)
BOYS AND GIRLS ANTHEM(Kinyarwanda)
1. INDIRIMBO YA BGB: 201 mu gushimisha Imana.
1. Bayoboke, mubyuke Mwe, ntore z’ Umwami,
Mufate mu maboko Intwaro za Yesu
Mu nzira yo kunesha Tuyoborwa na Yesu,
Tujyane na W’ iteka, Aturwanirire
2. Impanda ziravuze Nimuze,
mwitabe Ikamba ry’ ubugingo
N’ ingabire yanyu Ni mwangwa n’ ababisha Mukomere,
murwane, Mugir’ umwete mwinshi, Mutsinde Satani
3. Mubyuke, mutabare, Mudashidikanya Ntihagir’ usigara;
Mutumbire Yesu Kandi mujye mutwara
Intwaro zo kwizera Zizatuma munesha, Mugir’ ibyishimo
4. Mubyuke vuba vuba, Murwane mwihwema
Mwizer’izina ryera; Ni ryo muneshesha
Ni muva ku rugamba Mutahanye na Yesu,
Muzabon’ amahoro Y’ iteka mw’ ijuru
4 PILLARS OF BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE
Aims of Boys Brigade
The main Aim of Boys Brigade is to expand and grow the Kingdom of God:
Aims of Girls Brigade
The Aim of Girls Brigade is to help girls to be Followers of Jesus Christ our King.
Age groups of BOYS AND GIRLS BRIGADE
Principles of Boys and Girls Brigade:
INCOME GENERATING PROJECTS.
Some of the Projects that are managed by Boys and Girls Brigade in Shyira Diocese:
In the mood of working together to build Boys and Girls Brigade we worked on how to help and support us.
Every year we work together in bringing and recruit new members by helping,teach,train them. We asked the Assistant trainer to follow up and give the report that can help us in getting a clear view of Boys and Girls Brigade.We have children in Murambo, Cathedral (Ryandinzi subparish),Nyamutera and Mukamira who are ready to bring in new members this year.
When giving ranks to new members President or the trainer give new members Lieutenant because Captain can only be giving out by Capt Eric or Trainer Aristobile.