Watoto Wasoka was founded in 2009.
Watoto Wasoka – football made in slums, is a local NGO based in the heart of Kampala’s biggest slums. We are a non‐profit,community – led youth development organization which uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the life of slum children in Uganda. The organization aims to promote street and slum kids through their love for football, and tries to provide them with an alternative to street life for a better future perspective. We offer shelter, education and school support. Upon realization of our first model centre, we intend to include health services & job training for those, who do not obtain scholarships.
Francis Mugoya, Executive Director, says, We cannot be any less proud about the past twelve months, and would love to thank you for all the support from the previous year. With your support in 2016, we managed to organize;
- The inaugural edition of the Primary Schools League with eight schools and 200 boys between March and August 2016.
- The fourth Slums Derby and the first girls’ edition of the same bringing together over 700 boys and girls from Kampala slums.
- The fifth edition of the Christmas Camp, and the second girls’ edition of the same, which brought together a record over 2,200 boys and girls from all over Uganda. We managed to give out over 300 footballs to slum teams from all over Uganda. We delivered training on Football 4 WASH to over 80 primary school pupils and teachers in Moroto in partnership with Viva con Agua and Welthungerhilfe. We visited and learnt from great organisations including Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) and Moving The Goalposts (MTG) in Kenya, and streetfootballworld (sfw) in Berlin. For 2017, we are already planning big for our Primary Schools League, the Slums Derby and the Christmas Camp.
For more information: http://www.watotowasoka.ug/watoto-wasoka-about-us/