Uganda Youth Soccer Academy
Updated: Apr 15, 2019
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, in addition to sports training. Children wishing to train in football must also study Maths and English.
Founded by Mr Ivan Kakembo, the aim of the Uganda Youth Soccer Academy (UYSA) is to offer opportunities to the disadvantaged youth of Uganda through football and education. The academy is aimed at children of all ages, boys and girls, regardless of their religion, economic status and political affiliations.
Working in partnership with the local schools, The Uganda Youth Soccer Academy ensures that the education of its members is enhanced.
They also run humanitarian projects, including “Empowering Women and Girls,” “Kick Out Malaria," and "Fight HIV/Aids."
Following a visit from Kakembo Ivan, Academy Director and Henry Kalungi, Co-director, were presented with two laptops. The computers are being used to monitor and keep a record of the children. They are used so they can email their European sponsor families.
Morgan Hopkins - Head of Beneficiary Management said
"Some of the most disadvantaged young people in Uganda are being supported by Youth Soccer Academy through education and soccer. Computers 4 Africa is honoured to donate two laptops which will provide the kids with a taste of IT and facilitate a better system of administration."
Ivan Kakembo - Founder of Uganda youth Soccer Academy
"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"