Sports for African children with Disabilities

 
$2,292
$87,708
Raised
Remaining
Jun 21, 2010

One Year On

Licensed to Play Sports!
Licensed to Play Sports!

In the first year of this project we are deligted to report that 55 coaches have been successfully trained and 80 disabled children have been able to participate in sports leagues in Kampala.

In the coming year we hope to expand the training to coaches in Gulu a town in Northern Uganda where The Kids League conducted its first leagues back in 2003 in the days when a rebel army was abducting children as young as 5 years old into its ranks.

Gulu suffered 20 years of war ending in 2006 and a whole generation grew up in Internally Displaced People's camps. As these people go back to their traditional villages they face many challenges not least of all because they no longer have the skills to farm the land.

There is an increased number of children born with disabilities in conflict zones and some children are injured as direct result of war (eg by land mines). This migration from IDP camps to farms in Gulu District has had particular consequences for children with disabilities who have been left behind until the farms become productive once again and food supplies have been estabilised and stabilised.

So as we move our interventions up to the north, please help us to train coaches and put on some fun and healthy sporting activities for these children by donating to our cause!!

We will be eternally grateful and so will they!

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Project Leader

Ann Dudley

Country Director
Kampala, Uganda

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