The Culture and Olympic Education Commission of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) organized the Olympic Values Contests, an educational event that engaged young people in discussions and activities related to the Olympic values and contemporary issues affecting sports in Uganda. The event that was held on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Kabojja International School and was a fun-filled day of learning and interaction for students from various schools across the country.
The contests, which included debate, art, public speaking, spellebrity, literature/writing, quizzes, poetry, solving Rubik’s cube, dance, and dialogue, were designed to test the students’ knowledge, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Through these activities, a total of 300 participants from over 27 schools had the opportunity to share their ideas, interact with their peers, and challenge themselves to be better learners and citizens.
One of the main goals of the Olympic Values Contests was to promote Olympism, a philosophy that emphasizes the importance of physical, moral, and intellectual education. By engaging students in activities that encouraged them to think about the values of Excellence, Friendship, and Respect, the UOC hoped to inspire the next generation of sports leaders and advocates in Uganda.
The educational themes of Olympism, which are sport and the environment, culture and education, social responsibility, and peace, are all critical factors affecting sports in Uganda today. By focusing on these themes, the Olympic Values Contests sought to create awareness and promote positive actions that can contribute to the development of sports and society in Uganda.