Through in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs, Soccer Without Borders Uganda is a crucial resource to refugee and immigrant youth in Kampala. As leaders in social inclusion and active participants in the East Africa streetfootballworld network, SWB Uganda also works to build the capacity of partner organizations and coaches to build more equitable programs.
By The Numbers - Most Recent Year
youth countries of origin, and 6 languages spoken
Youth served through all programs
Female coaches trained
youth to trained coach ratio at core programs
Core participant hours
"It was an opportunity to give back to my fellow refugees that came to Uganda and faced the same obstacles that I was facing. It's what pushes me to work harder and harder every day."
-Jules, Program Coordinator, SWB Uganda
Spotlight: Kampala Girls Leagues
SWB Uganda continues to promote gender equality and girls' participation with its Kampala Girls League, now in its third season. The current league features 16 teams comprised of over 200 girls from Kampala and the surrounding areas.
Spotlight: Jeremiah Lukeka
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" a Program Manager for SWB Uganda.
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.
Coaches Across Continents
Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
Finnish Refugee Council
International Rescue Committee
One World Play Project
Rotary Club of San Jose
Skidmore Men’s and Women’s Soccer
Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation