Hello! My name is Kenneth Philip Wandera. People call me Ken, Kenneth, Philip – whatever you want. I’m ARC’s Finance Officer in Nakivale Settlement.
I’ve gotten a team of ARC staff to join me and run in the marathon to support a children’s futbol league in Nakivale. There are three kids’ teams, one in each of the camp’s main neighborhoods – Juru, Rubondo and Basecamp. These are young kids. After all, talent starts at a young age, and maybe futbol can help some of these kids.
We’d like to raise support to be able to feed the kids when they practice and compete. Being active and having enough food can sometimes be a challenge. The kids also need jerseys, glucose, bandages in case of an injury, and shoes. Their shoes are all worn out and most of the families have financial challenges and can’t purchase new shoes.
It’s also a challenge to get the kids from one neighborhood to another to compete against each other – the distance is many miles. So, we need some support for transportation.
Some of the kids are refugees and some are from the Ugandan host community. And we’ve found the boundaries come down, they all really come together and learn to coexist when they are playing futbol.
Thank you for reading our page. I hope we can count on your support!