(Pictured L-R): Juliyana Woldeab, Benitah Nampijja from TapIn Uganda handover balls to Emmanuel Mazima of Malangha Youth Soccer Project
TapIn Uganda is delighted to announce a landmark sponsorship with Malangha Youth Soccer Project, a community-based organisation that works with children and youth in Busoga region with the goal of transforming their lives through football and education.
Malangha Youth Soccer Project is conducting its first ever annual girls’ soccer clinic and has registered over 100 girls. The girls’ soccer clinic is an initiative to include more participation by girls in soccer so that they too can reap the benefits of football like their male counterparts. Studies have shown that football overtime has become a clear pathway to success in life.
The sponsorship is part of TapIn Uganda’s ongoing commitment to connect talent with opportunity by empowering more girls to participate and to grow the game of football through technology by providing a tech platform that guarantees competitiveness and fair play.
Juliyana Woldeab, Social Media and Communications Manager for TapIn Uganda explains, “Women playing football in Africa and across the world often face various challenges such as, cultural barriers, limited access to opportunities in football and lack of necessary equipment and conducive environment to play. TapIn Uganda has paid attention to these factors which deter participation of women football in Africa and as such TapIn Uganda is building capacity and raising funds in collaboration with Malangha to support Girls to play Football.”
TapIn Uganda will be covering meals for all the participants in the soccer clinic and provide 10 world class balls for the clinic. Also, to encourage continuous participation, TapIn Uganda will provide goalkeeper gloves for all girls (goalkeepers) that will participate in the TapIn League, 15 balls, 300 cones and 15 pumps. This is a forward step in providing girls with suitable conditions to play football. The soccer clinic is a platform to give girls knowledge and technical insight to help drive and accelerate their growth.
Malangha Youth Soccer Project founder and CEO Emmanuel Mazima says: “We’re thrilled to be working with TapIn Uganda. There’s an incredibly strong alignment between our two organizations’ commitments to providing access and equal opportunity to girls to participate I football.”
TapIn Uganda will continue to actively support Malangha Youth Soccer Project’s initiatives towards development of girls football and looks forward to seeing the teams from the clinic participate in TapIn Uganda Youth Football league.