FUFA has partnership with the European Football Associations (UEFA) to equip street children with football skills.
The project named ‘Football in Community’ is supported by the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Affairs.
In a bid to get the necessary personnel to impart the skills into this vulnerable group, FUFA and UEFA organised a trainers’ training course which started on Tuesday at FUFA Technical centre, Njeru.
The course that attracted 22 coaches from across the country is conducted by UEFA coach instructors Hesterine De Reus and Liebeth Migchelsen from Netherlands.
Ronnie Kalema, who is coordinating the project on behalf of FUFA, said that the course is aimed at skilling those who will handle the children.
“The UEFA instructors are here to train a group of trainers and these will acquire necessary skills to handle kids from the streets in matters to do with football skills’,” said Kalema, who revealed that the Government of Uganda through the ministry of Gender, labour and social affairs has already availed 100 street kids, who are being well handled in other rehabilitation aspects at a centre in Mutundwe.
The week long course will climax this Saturday with the official launch of the project in Njeru.