BlazeSports International Sports Project 2017 – 2018

This is a small project funded by BlazeSports International and being implemented in collaboration with Uganda Paralympic Committee and Uganda National Action on Physical Disability – UNAPD

Brief Description of proposed project and activities

This project is about increasing participation of Youth with Physical Disabilities (YWPDs) in amputee soccer and physical activities with a goal of improving their physical literacy in order to be confident and physically active for life. Activities include, training, coaching and follow ups, mobilization, meetings, procurement, and awareness raising.   

Project target Audience: The target audience of the project is in two forms that is primary and secondary. The primary audience are the youths, children and girls with physical disabilities and then the secondary are the staff/volunteers of UNAPD since the organization is expanding the disability sports among her growing membership.

Project Summary: Proposed project is about increasing the active participation of youth, children and girls with physical disabilities through amputee soccer and physical activities with a goal of improving their physical literacy in order to be confident and physically active for life. Activities will include, training, coaching and follow ups, mobilization, meetings, procurement, and awareness raising.   

Statement of need: Amputee soccer sport is still new in the country and a very good game for youth, children and girls with physical disabilities. UNAPD is implementing disability sports project in selected sports disciplines and realized the need for engagement of amputee members in amputee soccer in order to enjoy their right to sports and also act as an avenue for improved self-esteem, active life, socialization and good health. The amputee soccer sport has been piloted and appreciated by most youth with physical disabilities and this calls for the promotion of the game among children and girls with disabilities. In Kampala district, where the project shall be implemented, there are very many amputee members of UNAPD who want to benefit from this game and they have always demanded for it. This is why UNAPD is presenting this proposal in order to enable her young members with physical disability, especially children and girls to access this amputee soccer sport opportunity. The project is needed in the community because it will help in mobilization of the youth, children and girls with physical disabilities, improve on their esteem, access to physical activities and enhance social interactions among young people in the community where they live.

Project Goal: Improved participation of 65 youth and children with physical disabilities in amputee soccer and physical literacy

Project Objectives are:

  1. To empower 65 youths and children with physical disabilities in amputee soccer

The activities to realize this objective will include the following:-

  • Conduct the project induction meeting with the stakeholders

  • Conduct sensitization and awareness raising about the project to the members

  • Identify and mobilize 65 youths and children with physical disabilities.

  • Procurement of amputee soccer sport equipment

  • Train amputee youths and children in amputee soccer skills

  • Conduct sensitization and awareness raising about the right to sports

  • Conduct follow up monitoring to the beneficiaries

  • Develop and disseminate IEC materials

  1. To enhance UNAPD staff/volunteer capacity in adaptive sports

The activities to realize this objective will include the following:-

  • Conduct induction of the project to UNAPD staff/volunteer

  • Train UNAPD staff/volunteers in adaptive sports

  • Develop UNAPD disability sports policy

Description of the specific target Audience: The specific target audience of this project are the 65 youths and children with physical disability. Specifically the project targets 40 youth, 25 children and 47% of this target audience are expected to be girls with physical disabilities.

Geographical location of the project: The project is located and implemented in Kampala district among young girls and boys with physical disability as result of their amputated limbs.