In December 2012, the IDEAS-Uganda team coordinated a Community Sports Gala Competition and Youth Environmental Awareness event in Bewra, Uganda, Africa.
This attracted over seven hundred (700) youths in and out of school from the five constituencies of Kasese district, which comprised of six teams for the one day galla. The galla was attended by IDEAS-UGANDA Management team represented by Mr. Adidas Masereka, Mr. Isaac Sinamakosa and Mainuka Paddy, media personnel and the District youths councilor, Hon Baluku Geoffrey Lubangula.
Throughout the sporting events, IDEAS-Uganda set up “Innovation Think Tanks” to discuss various challenges being faced in the Kaseme district of Uganda, including Waste management, Recycling and Ecosystem restorations. In addition, youth gathered to share solutions and establish commitments to sustainable action in 2013.
MAJOR OUTPUTS OF THE ACTIVITY:
• Popularizing IDEAS-UGANDA in the district through the big number of youths (700+) that turned up and an FM radio presenter.
• Winning support of the District woman member of Parliament and the district youths councilor who promised to immediately schedule a partnership meeting between IDEAS-UGANDA and the King of the Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu(Obr), Bishops of Catholics and Anglicans in the district and Kasese district local government leaders about strategies of enhancing IDEAS work in the district.
• The youths leaders appreciated the work of IDEAS-UGANDA and requested IDEAS to link them to youths groups in other districts of Uganda and the world at large for a strengthened campaign.