Education for Success


Between 2000 and 2009, a considerable amount of deposits has been discovered in Lake Alberta, near Hoima. As a consequence, Hoima is knowing a huge economic boost for the past years. The population growth increases fast (from 40,600 inhabitants in 2010 to 100,099 in 2014). However, the infrastructures of the city are not adapted to the population growth and it is especially the case for primary and secondary schools.

For children, mostly living below the poverty line, growing up in Hoima means education is a luxury. Learning to read, write, is not something that is in their future. If they cannot read or write, their are limited possibilities for them to break out of the cycle of poverty.

Project start date: 01-10-2012
Status: DBF support completed
Country - map: Hoima, Uganda

Hoima Network of Child Rights Clubs (HONECRIC) is convinced that sports can keep children in school and lead them to a better life. The team works together with teachers everyday to offer access to quality education, develop life skills and confidence with and without disability through active participation in table tennis. Table tennis is sometimes the glue that keeps them coming back and they cannot play if they have not attended school that day. Sometimes it is also a way to get a scholarship to secondary school.

Contribution to the Global Goals

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.

  • Individual Change
    • 500 children with and without disabilities from the rural areas of Western Uganda will attend school regularly since joining the program
    • 26 teachers will be provided the skills to coach table tennis
    • 250 children aspire for a better life and aim to complete their education
  • Community Change
    • Families and children in rural areas of Western Uganda see school and learning to read and write as key in their life
    • Families encourage their children to go to school
    • Children with disabilities feel more integrated in the community
  • Knowledge and skills
    • develop skills and create employment for coaches and mentors
  • Circumstance, quality of life or well-being
    • the number of children completing primary education significantly increases
    • chances for a scholarship into secondary education increased
  • Regular training sessions - Weekly Training for 500 children with and without disabilities together
  • A five day training in table tennis for 26 teachers
  • An annual girl’s table tennis championships named « Hoima girls Table Tennis Championships »
  • Organize an annual inter-primary schools tournament and an inter-secondary schools tournament
  • Equip the schools (primary and secondary) with tables, rackets and balls in order to increase participation in regular physical activity

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  • Dream Building Fund
  • Project leaders: Birungi Crian Lloyd & Kobusinge Catherine
  • Fund recipient: Hoima Network of Child Rights Clubs (HONECRIC)

Project Partners

Liebherr company, Uganda Table Tennis Association (UTTA), Right to Play, Aspire Dome, United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP)

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