Buwate Sports Academy was able to send the children to the Watoto Wasoka Christmas Camp in Mityana District, an experience which brought cohesion, socialization, exposure, and acquisition of new strategies among the players.
Buwate Sports Academy celebrated World AIDS Day with the children by hosting a team from Reach Out Mbuya, who shared about issues in the areas of HIV/AIDS prevalence and awareness.
Among the children sponsored by Buwate Sports Academy, a total of 27 candidates sat for progressive promotional examinations: 23 children sat for their primary leaving certificate, 2 for their Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE), and 2 for their Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE).
48 trainees graduated from the vocational program at the end of the year, and others are completing their final training as they prepare for graduation and to start their own businesses.
The Buwate Sports Academy boys’ team from Kireka had an opportunity to interact with national coaches from Ghana during the World Cup Qualifiers against the Uganda Cranes. This opportunity was intended to build skills and motivation toward football (American soccer) as a profession.
Buwate Sports Academy hosted ex-international veteran football (American soccer) player Mr. Kalule, who trained, encouraged, and motivated the players while on his vacation in Uganda.
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.