Former female sports personalities unite through economic empowerment projects

The curve of an active sports personality (men and women) is symmetrical in nature.

You commence from scratch, climb gracefully, reach a peak and diminish drastically until retirement.

Many a time, the several sportsmen and women are urged to plan for that period of retirement; especially that natural means when age catches up with you.

To make ends meet, alumni of the Global Sports mentoring program led by former Uganda Crested head coach Majidah Nantanda and Agnes Baruka Masajja (also a senior sports tutor Busitema University and Director sports acceptance girls’ education) have revived the project of empowering former women sports personalities.

This was a program which was active before the deadly COVID-19 pandemic struck Uganda and the entire world at large.

The recent women empowerment project took place at Busitema University under the theme; “Female athlete recovery from COVID-19 effects through sports”.

Besides Global Sports Mentoring program (which part of the US physical development), the other key players in this project are Busitema University, Sports Diplomacy and Growing the Game for Girls.

This former women sportsmen empowerment program returns in the post COVID-19 epoch. This is for women sports personalities of all types; footballers, basketballers, netballers, runners, handballers and the like. We are engaging them in an economic way of living. Ex-players should not lose hope. They should come up and start income generating projects. The young players should also consider education at all times.Majidah Nantanda, former alumni Global Mentoring Program

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