Buwate Sports Academy organized and held holiday sports programs for the academy children, including programs in Mukono, Kasawo, and Mityana at Watoto Wasoka. In addition, the academy participated in the Urban Ruler soccer camp in Mukono, where 7 teams participated. Buwate Sports Academy took the overall win.
Buwate Sports Academy developed a system of visiting former students who, after completing their training in the vocational department, are now self-employed. This is a way to inspire, empower, and provide technical support to the graduates who are referred to as success stories and to the current trainees who hear their stories.
RMF provided funds for Buwate Sports Academy children to continue making liquid soap as an income generating activity (IGA). The funds generated from this activity were invested in school supplies, such as pens, pencils, mathematical sets, and socks. This training will continue every holiday.
Buwate Sports Academy staff and other community stakeholders held a meeting with parents on issues concerning children before reporting back to school, e.g., how to boost their self-esteem, how to improve performance in weak subjects, respecting authorities in school, and improving the teacher-parent relationship.
The vocational department introduced the tailoring trainees to the idea of saving a small sum of money each week. The savings are specifically allotted for purchasing sewing machines for the startup of individual businesses after training has been completed. This proved a success, and at the end of training, the two tailoring trainees each had saved enough money to buy a sewing machine.
School fees were paid for 80 children in Buwate Sports Academy, with funds from RMF. Buwate Sports Academy children received their results for last year’s national examination; they excelled and passed with high scores in division one and two, respectively. Everyone obtained scores to take them to their next level of education.
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.
About 2,000 persons benefit from the Buwate Sports Academy project, i.e. Buwate, Kireka, Bwyogerere, and Seeta communities.
Women’s Day was celebrated by gathering women in the vocational training department to discuss some of the issues affecting them, for instance, domestic violence, which is rampant.