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THE SPORT

Despite the limited availability of spaces and facilities, sports activities such as gymnastics, running, football, volleyball, tug-of-war, etc. take place in the school. It is 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 generously given away by donor friends. Sport is also a powerful equalizer between genders. Girls, for example, often excluded from sports, use shorts or tracksuit pants instead of the ubiquitous skirt ... It seems little, but in Uganda it is not!

 

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 at the service not only of the children of our school, but also of 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.

DEBORAH RICCIU

ESPANDERE ORIZZONTI