top of page

Soccer Without Borders

Uganda

Serving refugee and local youth in Kampala and advancing social inclusion across the country since 2007

SWB Uganda in Action

Since [my children] started coming to this program, I am seeing them very confident and more outspoken. SWB welcomes you no matter what condition you are in. You don't pay a shilling for your children to attend this program. All services are completely free of charge.

Babane, SWB Uganda Parent

About SWB Uganda

A group of three young girls pose for the camera in yellow jerseys.

Through daily programs for out-of-school youth participants, community activities during school holidays, and youth-led soccer leagues, Soccer Without Borders Uganda is a crucial resource to urban refugee youth in Kampala. As leaders in social inclusion and getting girls in the game, and as active participants in the East Africa Common Goal Community, SWB Uganda also works to build the capacity of partner organizations and coaches to build more equitable program spaces for youth.

Featured Initiatives

KGL 5.jpeg

Kampala Girls
League

SWB Uganda - Festival Shot.jpg

Uganda Youth
Festival

CBIM Uganda.jpeg

Coaching Boys Into Men 

SWB Uganda By the Numbers

Most Recent Year

An instructor in Uganda leans and point at a book for a group of young students.
Overview

250

refugee youth

served per day

45%

of coaches are women

2,784

football sessions &

classroom activities

42

teams participated across 3 SWB Uganda leagues

70+

women coaches trained

 from 20 organizations

~100,000

supervised youth

program/hours per year

Spotlights

Coach Jerry smiles at the camera in a green SWB shirt.

Spotlight: Coach Jerry

Jeremiah Lukeka was 16 years-old when he arrived in Kampala, Uganda for the first time in 2008. Facing an unstable and insecure climate, his family had uprooted from the Democratic Republic of Congo and found refuge in Kampala. Today he is "Coach Jerry", Program Director of

SWB Uganda. 

Spotlight: Fahaby Kitimbo

Coach Fahaby joined SWB Uganda in 2019 and immediately made an impact as an extremely strong role model for all the girls at the SWB Uganda hub. She currently coaches four of girls’ teams and is a passionate advocate for the  positive change that soccer can make in girls and women. She is specially trained in creating and strengthening psychosocial support networks, which will increase the rate at which girls participate in soccer activities. 

Coach Fahaby smiles at the camera in a black SWB t-shirt.

SWB Uganda Partners

Building a more inclusive world requires a shared purpose and a collaborative approach. Our partners and supporters enable us to provide programming to youth free-of-cost, while also providing complementary services to youth and families when their needs fall outside of our scope.

17.png
16.png
19.png
Official Uniform Provider
20.png
Common Goal Logo
18.png

Coaches Across Continents

Common Goal

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation

FIFA Foundation

International Rescue Committee

Skidmore Men's and Women's Soccer

streetworldfootball

Tackle Africa

SWB Uganda Latest News

bottom of page