The pearl of Africa captured our hearts as a charity first and is now quite rightly our flagship with our most extensive operations based there.Yes we run a

but since 2006 volunteer teams have traveled with us every year to help deliver one of our most exciting Uganadan programs – our health & empowerment program – and last October, District Inspector for Schools in Kumi, Mike Otai, let us in it’s power:

“Teams4U is a mobilisation force for positive change”

Sport:

Schools are now enjoying team sports having benefited from donations of team football and netball kits. Many schools have their first ever all-girl sport teams and the area is building a network of inter-school and county championships which is opening new opportunities for the children as well as building fun, confidence, self-esteem, teamwork and physical education into school life.

Health:

As every team travels with a mobile health clinic this has revealed that 63 teachers in the Kumi district are HIV+ plus 10 children on average in every primary school. This knowledge has helped the teachers create a support group and helped the county ensure they have access to medical treatment. The teachers are also being more empowered to be better educators of the dangers of STIs.

Empowerment:

Partly due to an increased awareness of their HIV status and access to treatment, and partly due to the attractiveness of more access to sports in schools, there has been a higher engagement in education. Communities have slowly started to support their schools, providing their children with uniform and school meals.

Culture:

Every team that travels is a role model for positive change. The teams demonstrate respect for women, zero-tolerance of corporal punishment and take time to praise each child’s effort. From this influence Mike has noticed a reduction in school’s using sticks and canes for discipline and a 20% increase in girls staying in education.

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Chairman: Nick Pengelly