Sport nella Scuola Elementare "Deborah Ricciu - Espandere Orizzonti" a Kibiri, Kampala (Uganda)
Sport nella Scuola Elementare "Deborah Ricciu - Espandere Orizzonti" a Kibiri, Kampala (Uganda)

Despite the limited availability of spaces and facilities, sports activities such as gymnastics, running, soccer, volleyball, tug-of-war, etc. will take place in the school. It will be important to be able to guarantee those specific equipment (shirts and sneakers and soccer shoes) and balls, not accessible to the poorest children and so far donated by donors. Sport will also be a powerful equalizer between genders. Girls, for example, often excluded from sporting practices, will be invited to use shorts or tracksuit pants instead of the ubiquitous skirt ... It seems little, but in Uganda it is not! Teaching girls to ride a bicycle is also of particular importance among motor activities and social equalization (Muslim women are not allowed to do this, while the others must adapt to family arrangements…).


The first "sports volunteer" to collaborate with our school was Andrea, a 29-year-old UEFA certified football coach. Andrea, who has already had similar experiences in Spain and Australia, has put all his experience in sportsman and coach serving not only the children of our school, but also those of the whole neighborhood. Andrea took care of the sports training of several local football teams and organized the first "Deborah Ricciu Football Trophy - Expand Horizons" in Kibiri. To football he has also joined other sports such as volleyball, gymnastics, running, etc .. His experience as a coach and sports consultant has also been of great help to some very young local coaches.