The Rwanda National Olympic and Sports Committee (RNOSC) has organised the country's first Children's Sports Day.
Held at the Amahoro National Stadium in capital city Kigali, the event was staged in collaboration with 12 organisations who work with street children in the African nation.
More than 1,000 underprivileged children attended, with a march from the Rwanda Development Board headquarters to the stadium beginning the day.
Former athletes were also in attendance including swimming Olympian Alphonisine Agahozo, while several workshops were offered by the Rwanda Athletics Federation.
The aim of these was to help discover potential future talents.
RNOSC President Robert Bayigamba told The New Times that it is their "duty" to spread the Olympic values to youngsters.
"RNOSC is proud to initiate this event for the first time in our country," he said.
"We believe the children will enjoy the day's planned activities."
Rwanda has competed at every Summer Olympic Games since Los Angeles 1984 but has never won a medal.
At Rio 2016 in August, the country sent a team of seven athletes who competed in athletics, cycling and swimming.
Ambroise Uwiragiye and Claudette Mukasakindi competed in the men's and women's marathons respectively, with Salome Nyirarukundo racing in the women's 10,000 metres.
Cyclists Adrien Niyonshuti and Nathan Byukusenge took part in the men's road race and cross-country respectively, with Eloi Imaniraguha and Johanna Umurungi competing in the pool.
Imaniraguha raced in the men's 50m freestyle with Umurungi in action in the women's 100m butterfly.