Buwate Sports Academy is promoting livelihood skills through tailoring and hairdressing and beauty therapy classes. This component is expanding with the help of RMF. We receive thanks and testimonies from women who used to stay idle at home, but now can work at beauty salons. Students have been fully enrolled for the vocational training program, and the turnout is huge.
Two Buwate Sports Academy girls (Nakato Francisca and Nakibuka Cathy) who completed the primary leaving examination (PLE) in 2016 secured scholarships to join secondary schools because of their talent in sports. They received scholarships to Taggi High School, Entebbe because of their skills in football (American soccer).
Buwate Sports Academy participated in the Kampala Central District 2nd Division League, and the boys won, bringing the medal back to Buwate. The Academy has changed the negative impression that the rest of the city had of Buwate. Buwate was previously known as a slum, an area for criminals. Now Buwate Sports Academy has redefined the area as hub for talented children.
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
About 2,000 persons benefit from the Buwate Sports Academy project, i.e. Buwate, Kireka, Bwyogerere, and Seeta communities.