The Uganda Olympic Committee is technically in charge of carrying out the Game Connect project. Overseeing the growth and identification of sports talents as well as the development of sports structures and facilities in the refugee locations.

Output 2.2 is ongoing under the Game Connect project implemented by UOC. Field practise kicked off on November 14, 2022, with a group of coaches and our liaison officer travelling upcountry. Kick-starting the field activity was the training of the coaches and trainers in the basic skills and knowledge of sports that include volleyball, netball, basketball, taekwondo, and football in the Kyangwali refugee settlement. Adjumani, Palabek, Rwamwanja, and Kampala are also among the settlements to be visited. This visit will continue until December 11, 2022.

The 2.2 output package for this field trip includes identifying and structuring clubs. These children will be able to gain skills that will help them in their day-to-day lives. Access to sports enriches the lives of these refugees through the various engagements of coaches and different youth from different clubs. Participating in the daily game schedule already makes them active, boosts their mental health, and helps them gain confidence.

Game Connect is using sports to create safe and protective environments where everyone can discover their talent and potential, as we have seen at the already-annual sports gala that took place earlier this year on March 8, Women’s Day 2022.

Above all, Game Connect aims to improve the psychosocial well-being and mental health of refugees because of its consortium members’ efforts.

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