The Republic of Uganda is the second most populous landlocked country in the world, second only to Ethiopia. It is located in East Africa and is bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As with most African nations, Uganda does not have the vast resources that can be used to improve the facilities in the country for sports but that has not dampened their passion for sports.
Uganda is a country with incredible athletic potential and an untapped resource. However, there is a major lack of professional sports and vocational education programmes to exploit and maximise this huge potential specifically in the key areas below:
An established network which could take prospects from all areas of Uganda and accurately assess their tangible qualities regularly.
Adequate facilities and Infrastructure, there is a serious lack of high level sports facilities not just in the Budaka region, but in Uganda as a whole
With trained and accomplished individuals such as coaches and young leaders available to mentor and create role models, it will enable a significant and sustainable change in the community and beyond.
What may have started out as a fun game of football, chess or workshop may end up being a life-changing experience for a whole community.
DIDA Chess in Schools Resumes
The program will be coordinated in collaboration with DIDA and our registered coaches. This will ensure the programme provides the necessary paths for both schools and individuals to achieve competing level.
Classes are run during the school day and integrated as part of the curriculum. Classes are more formal but nonetheless fun and engaging for the pupils. We like to encourage linking within the school to subjects such as mathematics.
Schools are encouraged to enter teams and individuals in various competitions run by organisations such as CPGA, Uganda Chess Federation
Framework: 2 days a month with each school including daily/weekly practice time between training days. Budaka dates;
26th – 27th May
30th June – 1st July
28th -29th July