Children in Uganda love football, especially the children at Kids Club Kampala! So when the children from one of our KCK centres approached us and asked if we could help them with training and coaching to develop their football skills, we thought it was a great idea. We launched our football programme at the beginning of 2011. Since then, this project has grown extensively and we now have over 30 football teams in total across all of our KCK communities.
Life is tough for teenagers in Uganda, especially if you don’t go to school and live in one of the most dangerous slums in Kampala. Our Football Project gives children something fun to do and somewhere safe to go where they keep out of danger and trouble, along with building their confidence and self-esteem. This project is also helping children to learn important skills in teamwork and discipline. They are encouraged in their talents and know that they have someone who believes in them and their dreams.
We regularly hold football matches between different KCK centres and other organisations in Uganda. We also enter some of our best teams in Uganda wide tournaments and competitions. These matches are a great way for the children to make new friends and build their confidence, teamwork and self-esteem.
We are always looking for donations of footballs, kits, boots and other sports equipment. If you would like to get involved with our Football Project in any way, we would love to hear from you.