Uganda Youth Soccer Academy

20/01/2014

Uganda Youth Soccer Academy is much more than a football training club.  It was set up to provide children from the slums of Kampala with education and nutrition, as well as sports training.  Children wishing to train in football must also study Maths and  English. They also run humanitarian projects, including “Empowering Women and Girls” and “Kick Out Malaria”.

The Challenge: The charity wanted to keep track of the 150 children who attend the academy and their training, as well as teach them how to use email and other basic ICT skills.

Our Help: Following a visit from Kakembo Ivan, Academy Director and Henry Kalungi, Co-director to our headquarters they were presented with two laptops.

Morgan Hopkins, Head of Beneficiary Management says: “Some of the most
disadvantaged young people in Uganda are being supported by Youth Soccer
Academy through education and soccer. Digital Pipeline is honoured to donate two laptops which will provide the kids with a taste of IT and facilitate a better system of administration.”

The Results: The computers are being used to monitor and keep record of the children.  Beyond this they are used to email their European sponsor families.

“I can’t find words to thank you for your kind gesture toward the Uganda Youth Soccer Academy but again I would like to take this opportunity to thank  you for reaching out to us,” Kakembo Ivan, Academy Director  at the Soccer Academy.            

                                                                                                 

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