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The Commonwealth Games Association of Uganda (CGAU) has launched an initiative to identify several talents across secondary schools in the country. Beatrice Ayikoru, the Chairperson of the Association says that the project which is targeting students age

 

The Commonwealth Games Association of Uganda (CGAU) has launched an initiative to identify several talents across secondary schools in the country.

Beatrice Ayikoru, the Chairperson of the Association says that the project which is targeting students aged 14-21 years is expected to be a catalyst for learners to participate in different sporting activities.

Ayikoru says that the initiative also intends to shape students to adopt the values of the commonwealth which are Humanity, Equality, and destiny.

“It is meant to have students in Uganda to live the commonwealth Games Foundation values and integrate them into their sports and daily lives as means of ultimately communicating the value of sports and physical activity”.

The Association has already identified 32 secondary schools from four regions of the country that will be used as centers of excellence in sport and co-curricular activities. Ayikoru also revealed that teachers who will spearhead the initiative will undergo training.

Among the schools that have already registered to participate in the program include, St Peters SS Nsambya, Sir Samuel Baker in Gulu, Jinja Secondary School, Gombe SS in Mpigi, Namilyango SS, Trinity College Nabbingo, and Mbogo High School among others.

Yayiro Kasasa, the chairperson of the Talent Identification commission said different schools will take on different sporting disciplines and identify and recruit new talents.  

Lamecha Lumbuye from Kibuli SS who represented the schools says that the project will boost the already existing effort to identify and enhance the talents of the young children in different sports disciplines. 

This comes at a time when the National Commonwealth Association is preparing for the upcoming commonwealth games that will start in July this year in Birmingham.

 

By URN