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The Kids League, Kampala, Uganda
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The Kids League Uganda is a non-governmental development organisation with no political affiliation or persuasion whose mission is to improve the lives of young people disadvantaged by their economic circumstances, lack of education, health care or geographical location through using the power of sport and recreation to create a child friendly space where they can interact develop and demonstrate positive attitudes and behaviour
Following 5 years of running simple all comers sports leagues in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, The Kids League Uganda (TKL) was established in 2004 as a Non-Governmental Organization with the aim of promoting health, education, life skills and fun for boys and girls through sport. It’s registered under the Ugandan NGO board no. S. 5914/5782. TKL‚’s project activities are designed to use sport and outreach programs as a setting for community development and youth empowerment. The sports programmes act as a platform to focus on the most pressing issues and challenges affecting communities in Uganda. The outreach activities are carried out by the youth to try and look for solutions to these problems and challenges affecting their communities. Through sport and community outreach activities, TKL strives to develop life skills for the children. These evolve into concepts of self efficacy; self esteem and builds leadership potential among the young people. Sports further encourages the children to develop positive non- aggressive integration, ability to make sound decisions, citizenship values through understanding and applying sports ethics as well as increasing child to adult interaction on and off the playing field. TKL uses community outreach activities to promote vital health and education messages, such as increased awareness on HIV/AIDS prevention and the importance of education, especially for girls. These community outreach programs are developed and led by children themselves, providing them with a platform to express themselves and contribute to their empowerment. In this way, TKL has reached thousands of community members in eleven districts of Uganda over the last three years. Through using both sports and outreach interventions, TKL has developed an integrated and holistic approach to promoting development outcomes. Furthermore, through providing training to volunteers such as parents and teachers, who act as coaches, umpires, referees and match officials, TKL builds the capacity of the local community to ensure that the activities are sustainable.
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