Uganda: Buwate Sports Academy
Children Participate in Global Peace Games: Q3 2017
December 01, 2017
Alphonse Mwanamwolho and Naku Charles Lwanga
Summary of Activities
- School fees were paid for 65 children in Buwate Sports Academy, with funds from RMF.
- Scholastic materials were distributed to all Buwate Sports Academy children going back to school.
- Monthly formative meetings were held in the vocational department. During these meetings, the issues discussed include necessary repair and maintenance of existing machines and customer care service techniques.
- Wages for Buwate Sports Academy support staff were paid, enabling the program to run smoothly.
- Food and charcoal were purchased so that we could provide the children with a meal during training sessions and away games.
- The children were safely transported to and from football (American soccer) games outside the academy during the reporting period.
Holiday Sports Programs
Global Peace Games
Buwate Sports Academy organized and held holiday sports programs for children in the age categories of under-12, under-14, and under-17, respectively. In addition, the children participated enthusiastically in the annual Global Peace Games.
Encouraging Parental Involvement
Buwate Sports Academy management held a meeting with parents on issues concerning child upbringing and parental involvement in children’s education.
Income Generating Activity
Buwate Sports Academy children started making liquid soap as an income generating activity (IGA). The funds generated from this activity were invested in transportation, away matches, and restocking the first aid kits. The department aims to give the academy children additional livelihood skills.
Scholastic Materials Distributed
Providing Needed Supplies
Scholastic materials were procured and distributed to the children, enabling them to study without interruption.
Tailoring Department Progress
The tailoring department continued to register progress by winning contracts from neighboring schools. Tailoring trainees make school uniforms such as sportswear, skirts, dresses, and shirts, as well as school bags and ladies’ bags and wallets, which help generate income to support the department.
First Division Kampala League Tournament
Buwate Sports Academy children took part in the First Division Kampala League Tournament, made possible by the financial support of RMF. During the tournament, the Buwate children won the trophy.
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