Bukoba Kids Sports Club
Background sport and development
Most children in Kagera are the victims of poverty and don't have many opportunities to make something out of their lives. Most youth in Kagera face the following problems:
- The general standard of living is poor, a lot of children live below
the poverty line.
Although football is very popular in Tanzania and there are many talented
players there are no programmes or organisations that train and educate
young talented players. Unfortunately, this capacity has not been well
tapped in many places partly due to lack of financial and material support,
voluntary leaders or sufficient coaching and administration. To fill this
gap Bukoba Kids Sports Club was founded in December 2006.
Sport is far more than a luxury or a form of entertainment. Access to
and participation in sport is a human right and essential for individuals
of all ages to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Sport - from play and
physical activity to organised competitive sport - has an important role
in all societies. Sport is critical to a child's development. It teaches
core values such as co-operation and respect. It improves health and reduces
the likelihood of disease. It is a significant economic force providing
employment and contributing to local development. And, it brings individuals
and communities together, bridging cultural and ethnic divides. Sport offers
a cost-effective tool to meet many development and peace challenges.
Mission Bukoba Kids
Vision Bukoba Kids
People & Organisation
All the children are officially registered. The Bukoba Kids football
coach spoke to all their parents and explained about the concept of Bukoba
Kids Sport Club. Bukoba Kids supports the children besides giving them
sport training and other skills also by paying for their schoolbooks and
giving the children porridge after every training and game.
There are two trainers / coaches working for Bukoba Kids, both of them are ex football players from Tanzania and are certified in coaching and training. They train the 30 children everyday from 16.00 to 18.30 in Kaitaba stadium.
The Bukoba Kids Sport Club board consists of four people, a chairman, a treasurer, a secretary and the football manager.
Planned investments in Bukoba Kids
Bukoba Kids has plans on opening a little club house inside the Kaitaba
football stadium. Here the players and coaches can come to meet each other
after and before trainings and matches and give theoretical lessons on
sport, health issues (malaria / HIV / AIDS) and development.
Plans for the future
We decided to focus on football in the beginning because this is the most popular sport in Tanzania and has the most potential. In the future we are planning on also starting to train talents in other sports, like tennis, swimming, volleyball and athletics.
There are also plans on organising a football tournament in Bukoba in the near future to promote sport and development in Kagera region, especially for youth.
How to support Bukoba Kids
We are looking for a sponsor (or more sponsors) that is (are) willing to contribute towards the monthly costs. Bukoba Kids has two teams at the moment that are looking for shirt sponsors.
If you play any sports yourself and you are a member of a club anywhere in the world, then we would be happy to set up a partnership between your club and Bukoba Kids Sport club.
Bukoba Kids Sport Club is in need of volunteers that are prepared to come to Bukoba, Tanzania and can help us set up the club, train the children and coaches and set up professional training programmes.
We thank everybody in advance for their support. Bukoba Kids will do
its best to create the sport heroes of the future that can help lead Tanzania
towards the goal of winning the 2014 World Soccer Championship and winning at least 5 gold medals
at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
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Kids Sports Club
Bukoba Kids Sports Club Board