Kids for Africa we believes that the power of sports in a child’s life can make a lasting impact, and also achieve goal No5 from the SDGs, promote gender equality and equity.
Every second week of December each year we go orange where we set a two day’s soccer and netball outreach competition in Mubende for boys and girls of age of 16 and 25years. Mubende is one of the districts in the Central parts of Uganda “Buganda kingdom” Mubende is approximately 172 kilometers (107 mi), by road, west of Kampala, the town is a home to the Nakayima Shrine, said to hold the spirit of Ndahura, a former Bacwezi king.
The site, located about 4 kilometers (2.5 mi) outside of the town’s central business district, is marked by the Nakayima tree. Large root buttresses, which form nooks and fissures, lie at the base of the tree. According to the national population census put Mubende with the population at 46,921 of which the highest number of it are youth and children.
Therefore following the outreach from 16TH to17TH, a number of 518 youth were registered in the competition and these include boys and girls of which the aim the theme was to create awareness about drug addiction and also to promote equal opportunities among sex. (Gender equality). We had the Head of Police in the district and the youth consular as our guest speakers and they fully did it to our expectation of participatory approaches where stake holders have to be involved in the process of change.
However the year the ended in much gear where we managed to take two teams that’s the under 9 and 13 boys to participate in the one week WE GOT SKILLZ soccer camp that is annually organized by Bavubuka Foundation from Canada. The under 9 boys made us proud as they managed to kick the basket and merged champions of the 2016 5th edition of the camp. We had travelled with 38boys on 18th DEC where each one had a chance to play and make his skills worth his capability. We came back from the camp of the 23rd of DEC, and we celebrate Christmas with champion heart.