The Zuri All Stars Sports Project
In collaboration with Opportunity Africa, we are supporting the implementation of a mini football league within the community, where 70 young people will have the opportunity to participate in competitive sport on a weekly basis, whilst learning important educational messages. Children across Uganda love football, and the ability of football to bring people together to learn, share and compete is a powerful and simple way to deliver social change. We are supporting the provision of the necessary resources, structure and personnel to create the foundations of a mini league, where small sided teams will compete against each other in weekly matches. We are also co-designing an extra-curricular educational programme to run alongside the league, through which the players will learn key life skills through their football which they can apply to their own lives, ranging from safe sex behaviours in relation to HIV/AIDS, to the importance of basic health and hygiene.