1st Annual Peace Games:

Sat, Sept 21st at Kampala International School of Uganda (KISU- Bukoto)

Soccer Without Borders (SWB), Uganda, a non profit Organization has celebrated a special day for peace in Uganda and World Over on Thursday at the main center’s office in Nsambya, Gogonya.

The group, in collaboration  with Kampala Kids League (KKL) is also organizing the first ever Global Peace Games in Kampala. The main event will take place on 21st September at the Kampala International School of Uganda play grounds.

“We will have roughly 150 kids at the Kampala International School of Uganda (KISU) soccer field for this tournament. There will be 3 age groups, Under 10, Under 12, and Under 15, with four teams in each age group” says Amy Howard, a teacher and coach for the N.G.O.

120 refugee Children from Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Tanzania and Rwanda participated in the Thursday event that included mind games,painting, fun games, life skills, current affairs quiz and a trivia from the past  weeks of training for the kids.

Majority of  the children speak Kiswahili, Lingala and French.”Am excited to have enjoyed the fun and learnt new ideas with friends”, says Leo Pessi, 10, one of the kids at the center.

The group is handled by Amy Howard and Turner Humphies from United States of America, plus Jill Flockhart from Canada, who are assisted by 10 local coaches, some of whom are former refugees.

The 2013 Global Peace Day:

Following the incredible success of the Global Truce 2012 campaign, Peace One Day has launched a new theme for Global Truce 2013: Who Will You Make Peace With? Peace starts with individual action, so Peace Day (21 September 2013) is an opportunity for all of us to become engaged in the peace process with our families, friends and communities. Peace Day is not just about a reduction of violence in areas of conflict, it’s also about reducing violence in our homes, communities and schools. The work of twenty-three artists who have transformed twenty-three AK 47 assault rifles into beautiful artworks will be featured in an inspiring exhibition called AKA Peace.

David Isabirye

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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