National football governing body, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations ( Fufa) has partnered with the European Football Associations (Uefa) in a bid to equip street kids in Uganda with football skills.
The project named Football in Community is supported by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Affairs.
In a bid to get the necessary personnel to impart the skills into this vulnerable group, FUFA and UEFA have organised a trainers’ training course, which started on Tuesday at Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru.
The course that attracted 22 coaches from across the country is conducted by UEFA coach instructors Hesterine De Reus assisted by Liebeth Migchelsen both from Netherlands.
Ronnie Kalema, who is coordinating the project on behalf of FUFA, said the course is aimed at straining those who will handle the children.
“The UEFA instructors are here to train a group of trainers and these will acquire the skills on how to handle kids from the streets in matters to do with football skills,” Kalema is quoted by fufa website.
Kalema said the Government of Uganda through the ministry of Gender, labour and social affairs, has already availed 100 street kids, who are being well handled in other rehabilitation aspects at a centre in Mutundwe.
The week long course will climax on Saturday with the official launch of the project still in Njeru.