During this reporting period Buwate Sports Academy:
As mentioned above, the children at Buwate Sports Academy participated in various sports tournaments that were organized both in-house and at different locations. We were also able to purchase sports equipment, such as training jerseys, sports uniforms, football (American soccer) cleats, balls, and goalkeeper gloves to support the program.
Wages for Buwate Sports Academy’s staff were paid in a timely manner as well as school fees for the children on scholarship, allowing them to continue their studies without interruption.
Addionally, funding from RMF/MTCF enabled us to purchase and distribute scholastic materials as well as food and charcoal, providing the children with a meal during sports activities.
Buwate Sports Academy has introduced hairdressing and beauty therapy training in addition to the tailoring program that we already offered. These programs are long-term strategies to empower people and fight poverty.
Children are taken to a nearby clinic for comprehensive healthcare services, funded by RMF. We are also paying medical bills for the attending youths
In early 2013, RMF, the Mother Teresa Children’s Foundation in Italy (Devoti Madre Terese Per I Bambini) and World Children’s Fund started funding support of the Buwate Sports Academy. Buwate Sports Academy is a sports club and activity group for children living in Buwate village, Kira Town, Kampala District. The Buwate Sports Academy seeks develop the youth advancement component of our humanitarian work through games, sports training, vocational training and other educational opportunities.
Provide funding to assist the operations and growth of Buwate Sports Academy
Provide funding to allow children from surrounding slums to attend school
Provide funding for vocational training opportunities including tailoring, hairdressing, and cosmetology
Increase Buwate’s popularity in hopes that this will attract social services from the government and other development partners