Poverty is prevalent in large slum areas of Kampala. Opportunities for these children are very limited in these areas. Although free education for all children at primary school level is the official discourse, parents or guardians are still expected to pay tuition fees. Many simply do not the finances to do so.
According to a world bank 2016 study, the country still faces widespread deprivation in several non-monetary dimensions of poverty, mainly improved sanitation, access to electricity, education (completion and progression), and child malnutrition. This warrants a continued focus on improving the access and quality of these basic services as neglecting them can result in perpetuation of the poverty cycle.
The Slum Ping Pong project aims to use table tennis as a tool to offer, children living in slums of Kampala, Uganda, access to education and a way to break the cycle of poverty. By offering free regular table tennis sessions, school support, role models through slum coaches and advice where possible.
Target 4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.
Target 4.4 By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurship.
In 3 schools spread across Kampala: Police Children School, Railway Children Primary School and Home of Joy Salvation Army School (home for children with disabilities)
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