Children who sat for the national exams in 2018 excelled, and some have joined reputable secondary schools in Kampala.
Buwate Sports Academy successfully distributed scholastic materials to children in the program in preparation for their return to school.
Buwate Sports Academy conducted a Christmas tournament, which was scheduled for January due to some unavoidable delays. Buwate Sports Academy hosted Kyaliwajjala Football Club (Kapere FC) and won 4-1.
A Community Tournament Gala was also organized by the Local Council 1 (LC1) Chairperson of Seeta. This event attracted 7 teams, including Fire Base Academy, Vega Light Soccer Academy, Bonabana Gayaza Soccer Academy, Masoli Soccer Academy, and Fountain Soccer Academy. Buwate Sports Academy participated and reached the semi-finals.
Staff purchased essential sports materials for the academy, such as balls, uniforms, socks, and sports bibs, which was all possible through RMF funding.
Students in the vocational training department celebrated International Women’s Day this year by engaging new trainees in acquiring practical skills both in tailoring and hairdressing.
The tailoring department was strengthened to accommodate the increasing number of trainees, mainly girls who dropped out of school due to difficulty paying school fees.
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 in the Buwate, Kireka, Bwyogerere, and Seeta communities benefit from the Buwate Sports Academy project.
Nakayiwa Nuur, another graduate of the Buwate Sports Academy’s vocational training program, does her tailoring outside her home compound in collaboration with a colleague who also attended the Buwate vocational training department. As their tutors continually advised them, these two colleagues keep their team spirit high in order to assist one another and build up each other’s strengths. Nakayiwa is grateful to RMF/MTCF for their continuous funding and support to the poor communities in her neighborhood.
Catherine Nakayenga is a single mother of two children. She is illiterate, but she found hope in Buwate Sports Academy’s vocational training program and is now doing business in Ham Towers, one of the busiest arcades in downtown Kampala. She makes African kitenge fashions. We thank the RMF/MTCF team for the support rendered to Catherine and her counterparts.