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Indian women Association staff hands over Girls Sports Equipment to the Country Director Africa Youth Ministries Uganda at their Offices. The donated equipment was worth US$ 935, the over all needed sports equipment
for both Girls & Boys are are worths US$ 6500.
Africa Youth Miistries Out of School Soccer Program
Above are the beneficiaries of the Project doing
their evening soccer training.
Out of School Young Girls Train in Netball
Preparing for an Inter-village Match
Soccer/Netball at the Beach: Teens/Youth participate in sports at Kisubi Beach 2005
Sport in general involves various activities. Some of these activities accindentally involve un-intended injuries. Its for this reason we have to equip ourselves with First AID Boxes in all our sports activities & sites to handle such minor injuries. For a donation of US$ 109, you can buy for us 1 First AID Box out of the required 20 First AID Boxes
The Head of scholarship department at the Germany Embassy in Uganda Claudia hands over sports equipment to Mr. Ronnie Ssenyondwa Director of sports outreach at Africa Youth Ministries and looking on in center is the Chief Executive Director Africa Youth Ministries.
UNTIL THERES A CURE!
“Until theirs a vaccine to halt the spread of the HIV Virus or a cure for AIDS, education remains the only social vaccine available to HIV prevention globally”. Africa Youth Ministries Uganda is using Soccer/Netball to mobilize the out of school teens/youth to educate them about the HIV/AIDS scourge. Through “Kicking AIDS out of Uganda” Slogan, Africa Youth Ministries Uganda is equipping young people with sport skills and life skills that will help them to guard against the contracting the deadly HIV virus.
Similarly, Africa Youth Ministries is using sports to meet the emotional needs of AIDS Orphans. One of the greatest effects of the AIDS pandemic is its impact on the psychological and mental health of children who have nursed and lost their parents under traumatic circumstances. The impact of parental death on children is complex and affects the child’s mental health and social energy, and might further result in stunted development of emotional intelligence and life skills. Many of the children worked with since 2003, show psychosomatic disturbances, depression, very low self esteem, disturbed social behaviours, hopelessness, low levels of life skills etc. In times of sadness, remorse and grief, sports can provide AIDS Orphans & adolescents with a sense of hope and normalcy. It can help traumatized children learn to integrate the experience of pain, fear & loss. It can help heal emotional scars, creating a safe environment that enables children and adolescents to express their feelings and build their self esteem, self confidence, and trust. Given that sports activities emphasize participation on a team or in a club, it provide children with skills of team building and goal setting.
Sport form part of an innovative new approach towards youth and HIV prevention. Former Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland describes it in the following terms: “Out of Africa comes a new method of using sport to unite children and youth to form an alliance against the ravages of HIV/AIDS. Infected or not, young people can find strength and information in games and the joy of sports.”
As we continue to develop this program of “Integrating Sport into HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs” we need your generous support both material and financial, for any donation you can kindly contact us on the address below.
Sports Equipments Needed for 2007:
At Africa Youth Ministries Uganda, we believe that every child has a right to play I.e to exercise their physical abilities and talents. We also believe that orphanhood & being out of school does not mean physical inability. Through our various sports programs & activities we aim at harnessing the natural talents such vulnerable children have. Similarly, through play therapy we help such children e.g. AIDS & War orphans overcome their traumatic experiences.

The Country Director Africa Youth Ministries, Mr. Kunihira Albert as a guest of honor at Rakai District Kick AIDS Out, Kids League Finals greets players as they line for the start of the semi-final match.

Follow the link for World Aids Day Sports Activities 2009

We have available Volunteer Opportunities e.g. Sports Volunteers, to apply Click here

Sports Volunteers can enroll to volunteer with us to train AIDS Orphans & out of school young people within our sports outreach in various sports activities and games. To play with such vulnerable young people. We also need volunteers for our Suubi Camp , this is camp held in December 11th-20th benefiting only AIDS Orphans. Suubi, is a local Luganda word which means Hope

Through this camp we train these young people in very many programmes and we always put a lot of emphasis on playing as a means of psycho social counseling.

You can also volunteer with us through collecting used sports equipments for our sports outreach programme in your home country. For details, you can contact us by email at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For further information, kindly contact us on the address below and we will respond to questions as soon as we can.

The Africa Youth Ministries - Uganda
P.O. Box 20029, Kampala, Uganda
T: +256-753-200002/77-200902/+256-39-200009 Off
F: +256-41-287151
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In action is Henry a former street boy, but now a dangerous striker playing in the under 15, Suubi Team of Africa Youth Ministries (Suubi means Hope).
 


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