Welcome TO ASA

Vision

An inclusive community where children and youth with and without  disabilities are fully included in physical literacy and mental health development, adaptive sports and social inclusion. 

Mission

To empower individuals of all abilities by building their self-confidence, self-esteem, efficacy and life time skills through sports, recreation activities, social inclusion and physical literacy program both in school and community.

OUR ACTIVITIES/commitment

Partnership Agreement with backup uganda

ASA has entered into a new partnership agreement with BACKUP UGANDA to support children with learning difficulties achieve an inclusive learning environment in primary schools in Northern Uganda. Social change through sports in building an inclusive community and learning space for all forms of disabilities.

 

SKILL development beyond games and sports

Training girls with disabilities, affected by COVID-19  lock down measures imposed by the government of Uganda, everyone is out of business including sports, its important for our players to gain income generating activities which helps them to survive during this COVID-19 crisis in Uganda. We have received funding’s from friends and donors to train 10 girls with Hearing impairment on beads, bangles, necklace and ear rings production.We were able to train 5 through funding support from Mary Bennell founder of ETC@PWD  on liquid soap production in Gulu District.

 

FOOTBALL for deaf and hearing children/youth

We engage children with hearing impairment to enjoy adaptive football in an inclusive sporting environment with their peers without disabilities, hence creating an inclusive sporting programs both in school and community. it gives opportunity for their social interaction and inclusion in community activities.

We empower our children with disabilities to enjoy sports by organizing Inclusive sports festival, life skills development, psycho-social support, skills development,creative arts and social well being.  We encourage role model athletes who have achieved in the world of sports to engage with our girls and boys in different adaptive sports.

 

TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN SPORTS, ADAPTIVE SKILLS, PHYSICAL LITERACY PRACTICES.

We thank Swiss kanthari Foundation for the funding support to train 15 coaches and teachers from 6 inclusive primary schools, and community clubs  in Gulu District, to engage 100 deaf girls in physical literacy and  adaptive sports with this grant, we hope to achieve one of our goals of empowering girls with hearing impairment. We strive to promote adaptive sports, creative arts, advocacy and mainstreaming disability sports to help our children with disabilities more especially girls to gain confidence, self-esteem and self effectiveness  to leave to their full potential and gain dignity for life.

bASKETBALL FOR GIRLS and boys WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT

We are committed in building sports for girls with disabilities in Uganda, ASA has started a pilot project on wheelchair basketball and stand basketball sporting activities in Northern Uganda a region affected by 20 years war, we are using sports for fan and as a tool for social-Interaction with peers, psycho-social support and for creating social change in the community. 

Weekly training & Mini competitions in schools and community

We empower our children with disabilities to take full responsibilities to involve non disabled peers in their daily sporting and physical literacy activities. ASA organizes  one festival and competition every year (The Challenge Cup and Adaptive Sports festivals),  We do engage our beneficiaries in the following adaptive games Wheelchair basketball,sitting volleyball (physical),Wheelchair Tennis (physical), goal ball for the blind, showdown for the blind, padding, swimming, table tennis, archery, wheelchair racing (cycling),amputee soccer, football (deaf, girls, boys), handball, netball, pool, basketball (deaf), volleyball,tennis,athletics and kite
Creative arts activities such as music dance and drama/acting

 
 

Physical Literacy

Physical literacy is the motivation an individual has that leads one to become physically competent, enduring, and confident. It also demonstrates knowledge about one’s own physical and mental health. To be physically literate means that you own your well-being through life. We give opportunity to children with disabilities to gain self reliance/daily leaving skills of wheeling, dressing, washing, playing and interacting.  Physical literacy gives opportunity to our children to  be able to  throw an object, hope/jump, run/wheeling, catch/grab and kicking/shooting basing on these activities we shall clearly know what type of games a disabled child can play.

Sign Language training for Trainers/Teachers and coaches

How do you feel, if you experience communication barriers? Well we are bridging the gaps of communication through sign language training for 15 teachers and sports coaches, This is one of the measures of creating an inclusive sports for children with hearing impairment, to bridge the gap of communication. We believe that through this training children with hearing impairment in Uganda will be fully included in sports and recreation activities.

Get in touch

Location

Eastern  Division, Gulu City Council, Lumumba Avenue, Jomo Kenyatta Road

Contact Us

Phone : + 256771487566/+256700319116

Email : info@abilitysportsafrica.org

Our Hours

MON-FRI 09:00 – 19:00

SAT-SUN 10:00 – 14:00

Our Partners