FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EASTERN UGANDA YOUTH TO LEARN RUGBY
KAMPALA,FRIDAY JULY 1st 2011. An under 16 rugby team from the United Kingdom is arriving on Monday 4th for two weeks in Uganda to train young boys in eastern Uganda how to play Rugby. Besides training the two selected young person’s team, the UK boys will play a friendly match with the Uganda under 16 National rugby team on the 12th July at Elgon View stadium.
The John Fisher School, an all boy’s sports college in south London has Rugby as the main winter sport and athletics in the summer. The team has been playing rugby for five years.
As a school they do very well at rugby and are always doing well in the Daily Mail Cup.(It’s a rugby cup which all the schools in England compete in) most of their matches are against private schools (they are state) including Eton which is where the royal family send their children!
The rugby team visit and game will be hosted by MIFUMI as part of an arrangement for the launch of sure start, a gender and sports program that will train young girls in primary schools throughout the country with gender knowledge and karate skills.
The team will also volunteer teaching in Mifumi Primary School, Tororo District.
Visit, learn, support and share with children living in child-headed homes. Child headed homes have children who have lost their parents to HIV looking after their younger siblings and running the household. They are usually as young as 13
Spend a day at an orphanage in Mbale. Boys will be expected to interact with the orphaned children, play with them, read a book to them, and give them the presents they have carried with them from the UK
For more information contact:
MIFUMI Box 274, Tororo.
Tel. 0414 666 946
Mobile 0772 630 906 email@example.com
Mobile 0774853745, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for Journalists / Editors
The team visit is aimed at
Enriching the lives of the young people by enabling them to make a difference in the lives of young people in Eastern Uganda.
Providing an opportunity for young people from the UK and Uganda to exchange ideas, inform of learning and enrich sport and cultural experience.
MIFUMI Brief Organizational Profile
MIFUMI is a developmental NGO and women’s rights organization. The organization has worked for over ten years to reduce the burden of poverty; addressing issues that hinder development by initiating developmental projects. MIFUMI particularly protects women and children experiencing domestic violence and bride price related violations.
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