Uganda Wheelchair Basketball Association strives to be the National leader in the sport and the organization made history in 2012 as it hosted the inaugural Trainer of Trainee (TOT) Wheelchair Basketball Workshop at Gulu Disabled Persons Union (GDPU), Gulu district.
The unprecedented event was the first national training workshop for the sport and marked the organization’s ongoing commitment to sport excellence in the development, support and promotion of wheelchair basketball. We are excited to strengthen our existing programs and build new partnerships both local and internationally.
The 2nd Annual Uganda Wheelchair Basketball Association Trainer of Trainers workshop at the MTN Arena Lugogo Stadium through the theme ‘Sports and Recreation for People with Disabilities’ attracted over 50 participants. Both formal classroom sessions and the practical training and playing time were done in the Indoor Arena.
The workshop was judged a great success by both trainees and facilitator with everyone contributing to a very useful exchange of information in the areas of coaching, classifying and refereeing of wheelchair Basketball game in Uganda.
BlazeSports International an American, non-profit Organisation in conjunction with Uganda Paralympic Committee (UPC) hosted 2017 Adaptive Sports Summit in Kampala January 19-21, 2017.
Gulu Wheelchair basketball Club (GWBC) participated in the two day work held at Sports View Hotel, Namboole which marked the inception of a three year Adaptive sports and Physical Literacy USAID funded projected by Blazesports International in collaboration with Uganda Paralympic Committee.
Gulu Wheelchair Basketball Club submitted a letter of Intent for a seed grant where a two- of US $ 5000 grant award was announced December 5, 2017. Blazesports America’s Executive Director, Cynthia Frisna and Gulu Wheelchair basketball Club’s, Project Officer Acaye Paul signed terms of agreement for the two years project December 08, 2017.
This training was conducted by Blazesports International an American non-profit organization with the overall project goal to contribute to the improved physical literacy of children with physical disabilities
from 2-18 years, especially girls, living in Kampala and Gulu.
This training was meant to equip volunteers, community coaches, organization leaders and teachers with skills to implement and promote adaptive sports and physical literacy in Uganda.
70 volunteers, community coaches, organization leaders and teachers for the three days training hosted SOS Primary School in Gulu District and were awarded Certificate of participation. The third day concluded with a Sports Festival that attracted over 115 children with and without disabilities graced by the Chairperson Gulu District Local Government, Honourable Ojara Martin Mapenduzi who officially closed the workshop.
Trainer of Trainers Workshops 2012
Trainer of Trainers Workshops 2013
ADAPTIVE SPORTS SUMMIT january, 2017 - blazesports america
SPORTS FOR ALL TRAINING WORKSHOP december, 2017 - blazesports america
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