ENTEBBE – Malengo Foundation a local nonprofit organisation commemorated the International day for persons for with Disabilities with a one-day soccer tournament at the Oval in Entebbe this past Sunday.
The international day for persons with disabilities is observed globally on 3rd December of every year since 1992 after being recognised on the United Nations calendar.
“Inclusiveness is one of the major goal that were looking for and working hard to create awareness about .Sports is not a privileged but it’s a right ,this game is recognised globally and the fact that such initiatives are done, they create confidence and are an encouragement to the youngsters who are marginalized because of their state and our focus is to remove the such barriers” Said Kitimbo Lawrence president Uganda federation of Amputee football association .
The team which took part were classified in Colors; Blues and Reds, both having an adult team and the one for the children.
For the children the Reds won the Blues 3:2 in penalty spots after a 2: 2 draw in normal time. Like the children the Blues (Adults) beat the Reds 3: 2 in penalties after also drawing 2:2 in normal time.
“Tomorrow (Monday) is the international day for persons with Disabilities and as Malengo foundation we have partnered with the Uganda Amputee Football Association to have this one day tournament aimed at creating awareness about Inclusiveness in the community. Our main focus is the children so that we scale up their perception and we have chosen football since it’s a universal loved by many people “said Michelle Omamteker Executive director Malengo Foundation .