International Inspiration is excited to welcome Uganda to the programme.
International Inspiration's main objective in Uganda will be to improve access, quality and engagement of children in sport. Currently too few children – especially girls and those with disabilities – have access to quality PE and sport. Children and young people living in remote regions, marginalised communities and areas of conflict are also a particular focus.
Uganda already has a national development plan for both education and sport, and partner organisations have been working behind the scenes to launch projects and help deliver these plans.
International Inspiration will develop and deliver high-quality teaching materials to enable more teachers to deliver an exciting PE curriculum that includes all children. As in other International Inspiration countries, the programme will also train Young Leaders to coordinate activities, organise events and support national initiatives within their schools and local communities.
Other International Inspiration countries have had great success with their links to UK schools, and schools in Uganda will be identified in selected regions and districts to link to UK schools, and act as local PE hub sites, championing cross-cultural cooperation and best practice.
Mr Rogers Ddungu, President of the Uganda Olympic Committee, expressed his feelings at Uganda's inclusion: 'We are delighted to be the latest country to be introduced to the International Inspiration programme of work commencing this year. This is a great innovation to use the Olympic Games as an opportunity to engage young people in sport.'