About Home of Talents Kapenguria
With the help of From Coach to Coach, the Community of Kapenguria (Kapchorwa District, Eastern Uganda) started a project called Home of Talents. Home of Talents is targeting Kapenguria community and its surrounding, thus Kwoti, Tegeres, Kapteret and Kapchorwa Town Council. We started our programme late 2015 with over 150 trainees aged between 6 and 15. Major focus is on football, athletics and fun games that boost friendship, discipline and communication skills. The Community sports coaches who train the children have gone through various courses (i.e. with Uganda Olympic Committee, Ndejje University, From Coach to Coach and Coaches Across Continents).
“Equip and empower youth with social, educational and economic skills through sports – in order to build sustainable livelihoods”
Everyone has a unique talent. Sport helps to discover talents and is an avenue for personal growth and social & economic development of the Community. Therefore Home of Talents offers sport & life skill programs to children between 6 and 15 years of age. In a free and safe learning environment. Because ‘it takes a whole village to raise a child’, coaches, leaders and parents play an active role to encourage and nurture the young generation. Talents outside sports, like people who can organize events or start agricultural projects, contribute to Community development as well. All programs and activities aim to create self-confidence, mutual trust, unity and dedication to achieve shared goals. Focus is on creating a new, young generation of strong leaders. In return these leaders inspire and train the next generation young talents. In this way, Home of Talents brings positive and lasting social change.
Home of Talents wants to enable their children to build sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, the community of Kapenguria has formulated a long-term ambition for a ‘sports and talent development center’. This center combines sports, agricultural and life skill programs. It is situated in the beautiful hills of Kapchorwa: